Unthinkable Fathering: Connecting Incest and Nuclearism

  title={Unthinkable Fathering: Connecting Incest and Nuclearism},
  author={Jane Caputi},
  pages={102 - 122}
The examination of cultural productions with nuclear themes reveals the regular recurrence of the theme of incestuous fatherhood. Connections include a nuclear-father figure, one who threatens dependents while purportedly protecting them; the desecration of the future; the betrayal of trust; insidious long-term effects after initial harm; the shattering of safety; the cult of secrecy, aided by psychological defenses of denial, numbing, and splitting (in both survivor and perpetrator); the… 
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