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The rediscovery of child neglect

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID: 2000. The rediscovery of child neglect. Sociological Review 48 (3) , pp. 365-382. 10.1111/1467-954X.00221

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The article is a discussion of the construction of child neglect in a child and family social work team in the UK, based on ethnographic research in the social work office. Two influential and contrasting professional discourses on neglect are identified, and it is suggested that the dominant construction of neglect in the team studied is maternal failure to adequately service children's bodies. This construction is discussed in relation to some relevant theoretical insights and in the context of trends in contemporary child protection work.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Blackwell
ISSN: 0038-0261
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:08

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