Interestingly, too, there was a perceived overlap in the level of infantilisation
and coercion experienced in prison labour and labouring for the colonial administration as 'free men'.
More chillingly, Gawande shows how infantilisation
of the old is promoted by profiteering companies.
I remember at university reading America by Jean Baudrillard, of all people, about the infantilisation
of society - it predicted what's happened in cinema.
Familiar psychotechniques (of which emotional targeting is one) for influencing customers, such as the infantilisation
of or barbarism toward subjects as a method for the simplification of life, are part of experience economy and seek to characterize, as will be described below, modern society in a positive vein.
But it is all part of a wider infantilisation
of the whole kingdom under which, it is subconsciously hoped, if we are all treated like children and taught to behave nicely, society will somehow cease being a fractured, unstable, riot-prone mess.
Although designed as transport for the baby, part of its powerful draw for the teenage mother is that it can be a transporter for her too: it appears to have the power to convey her into another life, another street, another town, reaffirming what Adomo identifies as the infantilisation
at the heart of commodity culture, as the child-mother herself becomes the baby in the buggy highlighting her own need to be mothered and cared for.
The psychological effect of such a period of one-party rule - the infantilisation
of its citizens practiced by the regime - is very hard to imagine.
Certains n'hesitent pas a parler d'une infantilisation
des chercheurs africains par ceux du Nord, surtout lorsque les statuts academiques different et que s'ajoute au sentiment de superiorite des chercheurs du Nord a l'egard des chercheurs du Sud celui du maitre vis-a-vis de son (ancien) eleve.
One of the most interesting effects of digital technology has been its role in the infantilisation
of adult culture.
The compound, with its infantilisation
of domestic labour (houseboys), inward-looking organisation, and disconnection within its context, parodies the post-independence intellectual project with its hangers-on; the Roman house in The Mimic Men (1967).
Ambivalence manifested itself even in the reaction of the viewers, who found these figures cute but who also began to reflect on their own childhood or on the infantilisation
and perversion of society.
During my lifetime we have seen a general infantilisation
of the whole population, so that no one expects to endure real pain or hardship, or to be faced with genuinely tough choices.