In the Name of the Child

In the Name of the Child

by Roger Cooter
     
 

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Recent revelations of child abuse have highlighted the need for understanding the historical background to current attitudes towards child health and welfare. In the Name of the Child explores a variety of professional, social, political and cultural constructions of the child in the decades around the First World War. It describes how medical and welfareSee more details below

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Recent revelations of child abuse have highlighted the need for understanding the historical background to current attitudes towards child health and welfare. In the Name of the Child explores a variety of professional, social, political and cultural constructions of the child in the decades around the First World War. It describes how medical and welfare initiatives in the name of the child were shaped and how changes in medical and welfare provisions were closely allied to political and ideological interests.

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'All essays are invaluable and provide a rich and informative source not only for those working on childhood and in the field of health and welfare, but also for those interested in wider questions about the nature of society and its cultural, political, and social relationships.'Social History of Medicine

'In short, the best essays in this collection offer a model of scholarship that grounds the insights of cultrual studies in attention to specific group, institutional, and professional dynamics. And in doing so, they make a needed and provocative contribution to the histories both of medicine and of child welfare.'Bulletin of the History of Medicine

' [An] oustandingly rich and serious collection of essays.'Sociology of Health and Illness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134933204
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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