He cites a simple dichotomy which, on the one hand, opposes the sometimes saccharine humanism of the ostructuralistso (progressives) who tend to infantilize
the African peoples by finding external justification for all the continentAEs ills and, on the other hand, the scorn of the oculturalistso (conservatives) who perceive them as communities permeated by a taste for sadomasochism and cynicism.
For instance, David Bernstein, a law professor at George Mason University School of Law (and graduate of Yale Law School), said in a statement to InsideCounsel, "In an understandable effort to show sensitivity to students upset by the grand jury decisions, Columbia has unfortunately chosen to infantilize
them, suggesting that adult law students can't handle hearing about perceived injustices in the world.
Even though she comes to recognize the immaturity of her beliefs as regards the coming to life of her ideas, she falls prey to the danger of repeating those mistakes as she teaches Toby to read, threatening to infantilize
him in the process, because here is a much damaged boy.
The use of stuffed animals or dolls is not an attempt to infantilize
the elder; some older adults are comforted by these objects.
Duane's most significant contribution to the scholarship is her insistence that rhetorical comparisons between children and other marginalized peoples put pressure on both revolutionary and infantilizing uses of the child victim; the radical potentials attached to childhood complicate attempts to infantilize
minority groups, while the experience of marginalization diminishes the revolutionary potential of the child.
Using the word infantilize
isn't snide, he insists; it's simply factual.
They insult us by treating us as powerless victims, they infantilize
us, and they try to speak in our place while denying our reality because of their dogmatism.
And to think that for the better part of 50 years most retailers have been content to infantilize
their consumer by offering a wondrous selection of commodity candy, tabloid newspapers, and random household knick-knacks near checkout stands.
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize
Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole Benjamin R.
He believed we needed to build a healthy community and respect adult sexual decisions and not pathologize or infantilize
gay men's sexual lives," Burns says.
Parents of children with chronic illnesses tend to infantilize
them, and often we as doctors tend to focus on their chronic illness," she said.
Chapters include: "The Lego Model of Education"; "The Institution: Sorting and Ranking"; "The Testing Game"; and "Students: We Don't Have to Infantilize