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

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ISBN-10: 1403906939

ISBN-13: 9781403906939

Edition: 2004

Authors: Harry Ferguson

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This study analyses the notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death 'in time'. It proposes new ways of conceptualizing relationships between professionals, children at risk and families and looks at what is involved in intervening effectively.
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List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 6/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton. Further titles: A Long And Lonely Road 9780099468158 / The Cuckoo Child 9780099468165 / Darkest Before Dawn 9780099486978 / Orphans of the Storm 9780099486985 / Little Girl Lost / 9780099486992 Beyond The Blue Hills / 9780099503132 / Forgotten Dreams 9780099503149 / Sunshine and Shadows 9780099503Harry Ferguson is a…    

Preface and Acknowledgements
Protecting Children in Time, or Failing To: Child Abuse, Child Protection and Modernity
Life and death politics: the contemporary state of child protection
Researching child protection, past and present
Theorizing child protection and modernity: 'solid' and 'melting' visions
Taking it Onto the Streets: The Discovery of Child Death and Birth of Child Protection, 1870-1914
Child protection in pre-modern times
Taking it onto the streets: child protection's modern roots
Protecting children in late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century times
Changing strategies of practice: bringing child protection into the home
Prompt local action: the protection of children in new times
The Smell of Practice: Child Protection, the Body and the Experience of Modernity
Child protection, mobility and the culture of modernism
Child protection as the fleeting, the ephemeral and the contingent
The smell of practice: child protection as embodied action
The body and the new order of child protection
The tragedy of modernity: the failure to protect sexually abused children in time
From Day-to-Day Quietly and Without Fuss: Child Protection, Simple Modernity and the Repression of Knowledge of Child Death, 1914-70
The sequestration of child death and protection
Child protection and fateful moments
Child protection, trust and ontological security
Disgust, the grotesque body and exclusionary dynamic of child protection
Child protection and the legacy of simple modernity
Child Physical Abuse and the Return of Death Since the 1970s: Child Protection, Risk and Reflexive Modernization
The '(re-)discovery' of child abuse
From risk consciousness to risk anxiety: child protection in the risk society
The roots of anxiety: blaming systems and fear of children's suffering
Protecting children in late-modern times
Body projects: living as well as working with child protection and risk
Sequestration and death in late-modern child protection
Containing risk anxiety: rethinking bureaucracy in late-modern child protection
Child Sexual Abuse and the Reflexive Project of the Self: Child Protection, Individualization and Life Politics
Child protection, individualization and the reflexive citizen
Help-seeking, creative, reflexive agency and the complexities of child protection
Child protection interventions and life-planning
Men, individualization and child protection
Individualization becomes public: child protection and intimate citizenship
The ambiguous politics of child abuse and barriers to effective child protection
Into Another World: Child Neglect, Multi-problem Families and the Psychosocial Dynamics of Late-modern Child Protection
Violence and resistance in child protection work
The complexities of human agency and the psychodynamics of child protection
'That sort of neglect smell': the symbolic dimensions of child protection
The 'time warp' and other-worldliness of protecting children in (other's) space
Liquid Welfare: Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity
Modernity under a positive sign: the creative achievements of child protection
Time, space and the mobilities of child protection
Failures to protect in time revisited: the tragedy of Victoria Climbie
Liquid practices: towards a critical theory of child protection without guarantees
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Notes
Bibliography
Index