Protecting Children in Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity

Protecting Children in Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity

by H. Ferguson
     
 

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Protecting Children in Time provides a highly original analysis of the origins and development of the taken-for-granted notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death. By using case studies which span the past 120 years of "modern" practices and drawing on the work of leading social theorists of

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Protecting Children in Time provides a highly original analysis of the origins and development of the taken-for-granted notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death. By using case studies which span the past 120 years of "modern" practices and drawing on the work of leading social theorists of modernity and risk society it provides a new way of thinking about constructions of child abuse as a social problem and child protection as a late-modern expert system and experience. It proposes new ways of conceptualizing relationships between professionals, children at risk and families and deepens our understanding of what effective interventions have to involve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403906939
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Harry Ferguson is Professor of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol.

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