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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000

Expertise, Experience, and Emotion

Authors: Crane, Jennifer

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  • Analyses ideas of ‘expertise’ and ‘experience’ in child protection policy and practice from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century in Britain
  • Situates children and parents as agents in changing, challenging, and subverting public and policy perceptions of child abuse and protection
  • Traces key shifts in the construction of child protection ‘experts’ and in definitions of child abuse
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England.  Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority.  New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media.  While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, children, parents, and survivors also faced barriers to enacting change, and the book traces how long-standing structural hierarchies, particularly around gender and age, mediated and inhibited the realisation of experiential and emotional expertise.

About the authors

Jennifer Crane is a Public Engagement Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust-funded project, ‘The Cultural History of the NHS’, at the University of Warwick, UK.

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“This is an interesting and suggestive book, useful for historians of activism, childhood, emotion, welfare, media as well as contributing to historical accounts of privacy and confessional culture. Successfully mapping such a large and diverse sector is especially impressive given the eclectic and idiosyncratic nature of the field and ethical issues surrounding archival records on historical abuse.” (Chris Moores, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 56 (2), 2021)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-26

    Crane, Jennifer

  • The Battered Child Syndrome: Parents and Children as Objects of Medical Study

    Pages 27-44

    Crane, Jennifer

  • Hearing Children’s Experiences in Public

    Pages 45-75

    Crane, Jennifer

  • Inculcating Child Expertise in Schools and Homes

    Pages 77-105

    Crane, Jennifer

  • Collective Action by Parents and Complicating Family Life

    Pages 107-131

    Crane, Jennifer

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Protection in England, 1960–2000
Book Subtitle
Expertise, Experience, and Emotion
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94718-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94718-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94717-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06905-6
Series ISSN
2634-6532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
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