SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.10 número2In and around life: biopolitics in the tropicsEduardo Mondlane and the social sciences índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

versão On-line ISSN 1809-4341

Resumo

LOWENKRON, Laura. "All against pedophilia": ethnographic notes about a contemporary moral crusade. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2013, vol.10, n.2, pp.39-72. ISSN 1809-4341.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-43412013000200002.

Based on an ethnographic fieldwork carried out within the Brazilian Senate's inquiry committee on Pedophilia and in the Federal Police Department, the aim of this paper is to analyze the strategies and the effects of the conceptualization and the combat of the phenomenon of sexual violence against children as "pedophilia" and with focus on child pornography on the internet. The text consists of a historical approach to the emergence of the problem, an analysis of the political strategies of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on Pedophilia and an ethnographic description of the police investigations into child pornography on the internet. The hypothesis is that this "anti-pedophilia crusade" pivoting on the threats of a sexual perversion, is not as effective in the protection of the real child victims of violence as it is in the defense of an ideally innocent childhood.

Palavras-chave : Pedophilia; child pornography; social problem; politics; police.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons