Joseph Fischel reflects on histories of sexual ethics, pederasty, and power in this first post in our online symposium on Rachel Hope Cleves’s Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality.
Childhood and Youth
Scandal-averse policies have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.
Sex, Law and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891-1937 is a microhistory of a law restraining child marriages passed in colonial India in 1929.
LGBTQ kids reveal what it’s like to be young and queer today.
Challenging the idea that today’s trans kids are a brand new generation.
A microhistory of a child sexual abuse case in the South Seas Mission of the London Missionary Society.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.