JARKOVSKÁ, Lucie and Sharon LAMB. Not Innocent, but Vulnerable: An Approach to Childhood Innocence. In Sharon Lamb, jen Gilbert. The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. p. 76-93. Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology. ISBN 978-1-107-19071-9. doi:10.1017/9781108116121.005.
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Original name Not Innocent, but Vulnerable: An Approach to Childhood Innocence.
Authors JARKOVSKÁ, Lucie (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Sharon LAMB (840 United States of America).
Edition Cambridge, The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence, p. 76-93, 18 pp. Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology, 2018.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Other information
Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50301 Education, general; including training, pedagogy, didactics [and education systems]
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14410/18:00107232
Organization unit Faculty of Education
ISBN 978-1-107-19071-9
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108116121.005
Keywords (in Czech) nevinnost; zranitelnost; dětství; sexualita; sex education
Keywords in English innocence; vulnerability; childhood; sexuality; sex education
Tags adolescence, childhood, gender, health, sexual education, sexuality, topvydavatel
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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The chapter begins by examining the concept of childhood innocence, the critiques of the concept, and critiques about the political use of the concept. We go on to ask what about childhood innocence or similar concepts might be preserved in the area of sex education and childhood sexuality in general. We agree that using the concept of innocence to make claims on behalf of children has an insidious effect on discourse about children, not only because it positions children as helpless, incompetent, and entirely dependent on the will and decisions of adults but because it also supports political agendas harmful to children and other marginalized groups. The concept of innocence, as it is currently used across the globe with regard to sex and sexuality, also tends to be activated around certain (privileged) groups of children, while other kinds of children are neglected based on their race, class, ethnicity, or geopolitical location. We acknowledge, however, that the concept of innocence has historically also been closely connected with some policies and actions that were taken in order to make children´s lives better. So, we argue that when critiquing the concept of childhood sexual innocence, scholars should be careful not to at the same time neglect the need for children´s protection. We suggest replacing the concept of innocence with the concept of vulnerability.
Abstract (in Czech)
Kapitola kriticky přezkoumává koncept dětské nevinnosti a politické využití tohoto konceptu. Zamýšlí se nad tím, co z tohoto konceptu může být užitečné pro sexuální výchovu a obecně dětskou sexualitu. Kritika konceptu dětské nevinnosrti by však neměla vést k opomíjení ochrany dětí. Navrhujeme, aby byl koncept nevinnosti nahrazen konceptem zranitelnosti.
GA16-18940S, research and development projectName: Diverzifikace předškolního vzdělávání v České republice: Inkluze, exkluze a sociální nerovnosti (Acronym: Beskibe)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Diversifying preschool education in the Czech Republic: inclusion, exclusion and social inequalities
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