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Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Susan C. Mapp

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Across the world, children are the most vulnerable population. The threats to them may vary, but wherever one looks, children are endangered and exploited. Using the Convention on the Rights of the ... More


Birth Registration and the Promotion of Children’s Rights in the Interwar Years: The Save the Children International Union's Conference on the African Child and Herbert Hoover's American Child Health Association

Dominique Marshall

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The right of children to be registered at birth was not part of early universal declarations of entitlements for the young adopted in the wake of the First World War. But during the interwar years, ... More


THE Cutt of the Child and the Controversy Over Child Actors

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that critics have overestimated the extent of the Victorians' investment in the ideology of innocence. The “otherness” of children was not an accepted fact in the 19th century, ... More


Whose Child Is This?

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When someone has been separated from his or her children and wants to be a parent to the child, it has to be decided whether (l) that is to be permitted or (2) this person is to have no special ... More


Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Marah Gubar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly than we think, it contends, and the people whom we ... More


The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Susan C. Mapp

in Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the evolution of childhood in society as well as developing notions of children’s rights. It discusses the development of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ... More


The Rights of Biological Parents

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with the cases of Baby Jessica and Baby Richard, in which couples believed they had adopted a child but had dealt only with the biological mother. In each, the biological father ... More


Deconstructing The Family

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the ways in which reproductive technologies have affected assumptions about the family. The impact of donor conception is discussed, and the idea that a child has a right to ... More


A Family for the Twenty-first Century

James D. Chancellor

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Children of God (COG), now known as the Family, emerged out of the Jesus People Movement as a blend of traditional evangelical Christianity and the 1960s youth counterculture. COG quickly became ... More


The Chapel

Suzanne R. Westfall

in Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on the so-called Chapel Gentlemen and Children entertainment group in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. This group were deemed worthy competitors of the adult companies ... More


Passion

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning childhood passion in England during the 19th century. During this period, passion carried a rich overlay of meanings and the passionate child was a ... More


Children’s work and children’s rights

Renata M. Coimbra Libório and Silvia H. Koller

in Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199558582
eISBN:
9780191594397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines children's rights in the framework of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child with a focus on the rights to protection, provision and participation. It ... More


The Role of Children’s Rights

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

in The Ecology of Childhood: How Our Changing World Threatens Children's Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780814794845
eISBN:
9780814784655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794845.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Chapter ten compares the threats to sustainability of social environments identified in the prior chapter with the existential threat of climate change. The author calls for a similar transformation ... More


Children’s Rights: A Theoretical Analysis

Tali Gal

in Child Victims and Restorative Justice: A Needs-Rights Model

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744718
eISBN:
9780199897476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744718.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Can children have rights? Can very young children have rights? What kind of legal theory regards children as rights holders despite their limited capacity to exert their rights and make rational ... More


Conclusions

Morag C. Treanor

in Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447334668
eISBN:
9781447334712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Each of the chapters has a section on ‘flipping the thinking’, an entreaty to encourage the reader to think about child poverty in a way that deviates from the current dominant discourse. At present, ... More


Family in Trouble

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Wartime publicity frequently described Britain as a family and later images of the Blitz also stress the courage and endurance of families as a key institution that enabled the nation to surmount the ... More


Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatised Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

Kaye Mitchell

in Writing Shame: Gender, Contemporary Literature and Negative Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461849
eISBN:
9781474481250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461849.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 discusses two contemporary American writers, A.M. Homes and Mary Gaitskill – whose literary engagements with shame, in relation to sexuality in particular, have been notably provocative and ... More


Monitoring Progress Toward Fulfilling Rights in Early Childhood Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Clyde Hertzman, Ziba Vaghri, and Adem Arkadas-Thibert

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Can the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC), to which 193 countries are signatory, be used as a tool to support developmental health in the early years? Improving early ... More


Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Harry Hendrick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344779
eISBN:
9781447301721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Children and child welfare sit at the heart of New Labour's plans for social inclusion — but how does the government view ‘children’ — is it reflecting public opinion, or leading it? How does New ... More


Economic crisis and political cold war, 1949–57

J. H. Whyte

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the Republic of Ireland, the years covered by this chapter were, by Irish standards, ones of exceptional political instability. There were three changes of government, and three general elections, ... More


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