Theoretical perspectives on father-daughter incest

  • Cathy Waldby
  • Atosha Clancy
  • Jan Emetchi
  • Caroline Summerfield
Part of the Women in Society book series


Incest and the incest taboo are topics which have attracted the attention of writers from all areas of the social and medical sciences — anthropology, sociology, psychology, and psychoanalysis have all contributed to a vast body of literature on the subject. It is not within the ambit of this chapter to address all the issues and questions raised by this literature; discussion will necessarily be limited to the professional literature which has a direct bearing on the way that social agencies in the twentieth century have understood and dealt with child sexual abuse.


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  • Cathy Waldby
  • Atosha Clancy
  • Jan Emetchi
  • Caroline Summerfield

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