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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
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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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Nancy Whittier has given us a powerful account of how the movement against child sexual abuse has unfolded over the past 40 years. Knowing our history-recording and preserving it-is essential if we Read more...

 
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