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Physical Punishment in Childhood The Rights of the Child

ISBN-10: 0470682566

ISBN-13: 9780470682562

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bernadette J. Saunders, Chris Goddard

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Description:

Providing a wide spectrum of views, the authors explore the fine line between normalized physical punishment and illegal or unacceptable physical and emotional abuse of children. It builds on the emerging field of research that provides opportunities for children to speak for themselves about their views and experiences. Provides observations from children, professionals and several generations from within individual families Discusses the power of language used by parents, professionals and the media to describe physical punishment Reflects upon the status of children in societies that sanction their physical punishment, motivations and justifications for its use, perceptions of its effectiveness, and its impact Presents a combination of personal, social, legal, and language factors which provide significant new insights and suggest ways to move forward
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Childhood and physical punishment in historical perspective
Legal responses to physical punishment
Conducting sensitive and ethical research with children and adults
Experiences of physical punishment at home, at school and in public places
Public and professional perceptions of the effectiveness of physical punishment
The subjugation of children through language and physical punishment
The effects of physical punishment
The persistence of physical punishment
The morality of physical punishment
An ideal childhood
References
Index