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The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Sarah-Anne Buckley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Cruelty Man represents the first comprehensive account of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in Ireland, from its foundations in 1889, to the passing of ... More


The State, Parent and Child: (1) Before the Welfare State

Stephen Cretney

in Family Law in the Twentieth Century: A History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280919
eISBN:
9780191713170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280919.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Legal History

Legislation seeking to protect vulnerable children goes back to the early nineteenth century, with measures aimed at those who abused ‘apprentices’ farmed out under the Poor Law. Then, magistrates ... More


Providing for the ‘children of the nation’, 1880s–1918

Harry Hendrick

in Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344779
eISBN:
9781447301721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on child welfare during the late 19th century until the early 20th century. The chapter immediately starts off with a discussion of the background of child welfare during this ... More


The origins of child welfare in Ireland, 1838–1952

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter One addresses the origins of welfare in Ireland from 1838 to 1952, looking at general trends, legislation, ideology, religion, and society, in order to establish the broad context in which ... More


The NSPCC in Ireland, 1889–1921

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As with many historical examinations of Ireland from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, the study of the NSPCC as an organisation is a tale of two parts. In Chapter Two, the period ... More


The NSPCC ‘in transition’, 1922–56

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Three addresses the period from 1922 to the setting up of the ISPCC in 1956. From 1922, the Society had to adjust its focus to survive in independent Ireland. This notion of ‘crisis and ... More


Institutionalisation, the State and the NSPCC

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Four looks specifically at the use of institutionalisation by the State and the NSPCC to ‘deal’ with children and families in poverty. It will show that, although industrial schools, ... More


Incest and immorality

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Five looks at the ‘hidden’ Ireland, in particular the issue of incest and sexual immorality. In 1908, the Punishment of Incest Act was passed by the British parliament, and incest became a ... More


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