Protecting Children in Time
Child Abuse, Child Protection, and the Consequences of ModernityBook - 2004
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, to protect children in time . 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.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
Branch Call Number: HV6626.5 .F47 2004
Characteristics: xiv, 262 p. ; 23 cm