Protecting Children In Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection And The Consequences Of Modernity

Author: Harry Ferguson
Homepage 9781403906939

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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, 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. Contents Acknowledgements Protecting Children in Time, or Failing to: Child Abuse, Child Protection and Modernity Taking it Onto the Streets: The Discovery of Child Death and Birth of Child Protection, 1870 1914 The Smell of Practice: Child Protection, The Body and the Experience of Modernity From Day To Day Quietly and Without Fuss: Child Protection, Simple Modernity and the Repression of Knowledge of Child Death, 1914 1970 Child Physical Abuse and the Return of Death: Child Protection, Risk and Reflexive Modernization Child Sexual Abuse and the Reflexive Project of the Self: Child Protection, Individualization and Life Politics Into Another World: Child Neglect, Multi Problem Families and the Psycho Social Dynamics of Late Modern Child Protection Liquid Welfare: Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity

Author description

HARRY FERGUSON is Professor of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. The author of several books and numerous articles, he has been working in the areas of social theory, social policy, social work and child protection for twenty-five years.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Protecting Children in Time, or Failing to: Child Abuse, Child Protection and Modernity Taking it Onto the Streets: The Discovery of Child Death and Birth of Child Protection, 1870 1914 The Smell of Practice: Child Protection, The Body and the Experience of Modernity From Day To Day Quietly and Without Fuss: Child Protection, Simple Modernity and the Repression of Knowledge of Child Death, 1914 1970 Child Physical Abuse and the Return of Death: Child Protection, Risk and Reflexive Modernization Child Sexual Abuse and the Reflexive Project of the Self: Child Protection, Individualization and Life Politics Into Another World: Child Neglect, Multi Problem Families and the Psycho Social Dynamics of Late Modern Child Protection Liquid Welfare: Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity