Taking the chaste out of chastisement: An analysis of the sexual implications of the corporal punishment of children

Lorraine Green, Trevor Butt, Nigel King

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Abstract

This article analyses research and theoretical material from sociological and psychological sources to explore the sexual implications of the corporal punishment of children. Through explicating and utilizing a social constructionist perspective, not only are the shortcomings of some of the current arguments against corporal punishment exposed, but such a perspective enables us to additionally understand how such practices can be construed in a sexualized manner, either by the child or the adult, and hence in some cases can be seen to constitute a form of sexual as well as physical abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-224
Number of pages20
JournalChildhood
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2002

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