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Room for resistance? Parenting Orders, disciplinary power and the production of ‘the bad parent’

Amanda Holt

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Since their inception in the Crime and Disorder Act of 1998, Parenting Orders have provided New Labour with another tool with which to fight its battle against crime and anti-social behaviour. This ... More


Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

Tracey Jensen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447325055
eISBN:
9781447325109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Bad parenting is so often blamed for Britain's broken society, manifesting in sites as diverse as the government reaction to the riots of 2011, popular entertainment like Supernanny and the ... More


Parenting – with feeling

Tracey Jensen

in Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447325055
eISBN:
9781447325109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325055.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the emotional politics of parenting culture, and more specifically, the importance of the idea of ‘pure relationships’ in the manufacture of a parenting crisis. It considers how ... More


Introduction

Tracey Jensen

in Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447325055
eISBN:
9781447325109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325055.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines the cultural politics of parent-blame in Britain, or more precisely, mother-blame, arguing that the manufacture and circulation of ‘bad parents’ is part of a social, cultural and ... More


Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

So often, the ills of society are blamed on negligent parenting, leading to the development of social service policies built around the concept of early intervention. Interrogating this concept, this ... More


The Devil's Children

in The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316999
eISBN:
9781846317064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317064.018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of juvenile delinquency in Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It identifies some of the causes of juvenile crime. These include lack of ... More


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