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Child welfareHistorical dimensions, contemporary debate$
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Harry Hendrick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344779

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001

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Child welfare: ways of seeing

Child welfare: ways of seeing

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Child welfare
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Harry Hendrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0001

This chapter takes a look at the three guiding dualisms that are used to provide a guide that would help in navigating a way through social policy, while searching for various practices, attitudes, goals, and perceptions of children and of childhood. The discussion considers children as people, and childhood is viewed as a structural form. The first sections in the chapter are concerned with the narrative of bodies or minds. The next section provides a discussion of the narrative of victims or threats, before finally focusing on the relationship shared between bodies/minds and victims/threats. It looks at the concepts of normal and abnormal, and states that the three dualisms that are presented here serve as ordering categories for the organisation and justification of child welfare.

Keywords:   guiding dualisms, social policy, children, childhood, narrative, bodies, minds, victims, threats, child welfare

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