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The witch-hunt narrative : politics, psychology, and the sexual abuse of children

Author: Ross E Cheit
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Witch-Hunt Narrative is a magisterial and empirically powerful account of the social dynamics that led, in the early 1990s, to widespread popular skepticism about the veracity of child sex abuse claims.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Cheit
ISBN: 0199931224 9780199931224
OCLC Number: 858660130
Description: xx, 508 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the infamous child sexual abuse cases of the 1980s --
The McMartin Preschool case (1983-1990) --
Scrutinizing the evidence of a national witch-hunt --
History ignored: silence, denial, and minimization --
Conclusion --
The turning point: State v. Michaels --
Going to extremes: State v. Fuster --
Conclusion II --
The legacy of the witch-hunt narrative.
Other Titles: Politics, psychology, and the sexual abuse of children
Responsibility: Ross E. Cheit ; illustrations by L. Arthi Krishnaswami.

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