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From self-help to the state : the politics of child sexual abuse

Author: Nancy Whittier
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This book traces activism against child sexual abuse from its emergence in feminist anti-rape efforts, through the development of mainstream self-help and its entry into mass media and public policy.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Whittier
ISBN: 9780195325102 0195325109
OCLC Number: 320554607
Description: pages cm
Contents: From rare perversion to patriarchal crime: feminist challenges to knowledge about incest in the 1970s --
The politics of the "therapeutic turn": self-help and internalized oppression --
Social services, social control, and social change: the state and public policy in the 1970s and 1980s --
Going mainstream: self-help activism during the 1980s --
Diffusion and dilution: mass culture discovers child sexual abuse --
Turning tides: countermovement organizing, "false memory syndrome," and the struggle over scientific knowledge --
The politics of visibility: coming out, activist art, and emotional change.
Responsibility: Nancy Whittier.


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The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse offers a significant contribution to understanding the ongoing public issue of sexual abuse that will be of interest to a wide readership, and particularly to Read more...

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