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Physical Punishment in Childhood: The Rights of the Child / Edition 1
     

Physical Punishment in Childhood: The Rights of the Child / Edition 1

by Bernadette J. Saunders, Chris Goddard
 

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ISBN-10: 0470727063

ISBN-13: 9780470727065

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Physical Punishment in Childhood explores the fine line between normalized physical punishment and illegal or unacceptable physical and emotional abuse of children. It presents important insights into this controversial issue from children, parents, grandparents and professionals who work with children. The authors reflect upon the status of children in societies

Overview

Physical Punishment in Childhood explores the fine line between normalized physical punishment and illegal or unacceptable physical and emotional abuse of children. It presents important insights into this controversial issue from children, parents, grandparents and professionals who work with children. The authors reflect upon the status of children in societies that sanction physical punishment, the motivations and justifications for its use, perceptions of its effectiveness, and its impact; they also explore the power of the language used by parents, professionals and the media to describe physical punishment.

This book will be of value to child protection workers, children's legal representatives and practitioners, police officers, family court counsellors, psychologists who come into contact with children and families, those working in schools and pre-schools, and medical practitioners who treat children and identify child abuse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470727065
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

1 Introduction 1

2 Childhood and physical punishment in historical perspective 11

3 Legal responses to physical punishment 25

4 Conducting sensitive and ethical research with children and adults 49

5 Experiences of physical punishment at home, at school and in public places 63

6 Public and professional perceptions of the effectiveness of physical punishment 93

7 The subjugation of children through language and physical punishment 119

8 The effects of physical punishment 141

9 The persistence of physical punishment 165

10 The morality of physical punishment 203

11 An ideal childhood 229

References 235

Index 261

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