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Author Costin, Lela B.

Title The politics of child abuse in America / Lela B. Costin, Howard Jacob Karger, David Stoesz.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages) : illustrations.
Series Child welfare
Child welfare (Oxford University Press)
Note Originally published: 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The cultural landscape of child abuse in the United States -- Child abuse as a social problem: the emergence of the child savers -- The decline and rediscovery of child abuse, 1920-1960 -- From the "battered child" syndrome to the "battered psyche" syndrome: rediscovering child abuse in the 1960s and beyond -- The breakdown of the child abuse system -- Restructuring child abuse services: the children's authority.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary Child abuse policy in the United States contains dangerous contradictions. A rapidly expanding child abuse industry, consisting of enterprising psychotherapists and attorneys, consumes enormous resources. At the same time, thousands of poor children are seriously injured or killed, many while being "protected" by public agencies. The growing interest in child abuse as a middle class problem has led to the frenzied pursuit of offenders, resulting in the sacrifice of innocent children and adults. The Politics of Child Abuse in America presents a compelling analysis of these problems, revealing the historical patterns that gave rise to them and presenting practical policy recommendations. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and professionals in social work, as well as for anyone concerned about the welfare of children in the United States.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Abused children -- Services for -- United States -- History.
Child abuse -- United States -- Prevention -- History.
Social work with children -- United States -- History.
Indexed Term Children Abuse
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Karger, Howard Jacob, 1948-
Stoesz, David.
Other Form: Print version: Costin, Lela B. Politics of child abuse in America. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 0195116682 (OCoLC)40792563
ISBN 1429414685 (electronic bk.)
9781429414685 (electronic bk.)
0195089308 (acid-free paper)
9780195089301 (acid-free paper)
0195116682 (Paper)