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Taming the troublesome child : American families, child guidance, and the limits of psychiatric authority

Author: Kathleen W Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1999.
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"When our children act up--whether they're just moody and rebellious or taking drugs and committing crimes--our solution, so often now, is to send them to a psychiatrist or developmental psychologist for help. What makes us think this will work? How did we come to rely on psychological explanations - and corrections--for juvenile misconduct? In Taming the troublesome child, these questions lead to the complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Kathleen W.
Taming the troublesome child.
Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607343185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen W Jones
ISBN: 0674868110 9780674868113 0674007921 9780674007925
OCLC Number: 40631659
Description: x, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Constructing the troublesome child --
William Healy and the progressive child savers --
Building the child guidance team --
Popularizing child guidance --
The problem behavior of the everyday child --
Children and child guidance --
The critique of motherhood --
The limits of psychiatric authority.
Responsibility: Kathleen W. Jones.
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