In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880-1940 (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine)

In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880-1940 (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine)

By: Roger Cooter (editor)Hardback

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Recent revelations of child abuse have highlighted the need for understanding the historical background to current attitudes towards child health and welfare. In the Name of the Child explores a variety of professional, social, political and cultural constructions of the child in the decades around the First World War. It describes how medical and welfare initiatives in the name of the child were shaped and how changes in medical and welfare provisions were closely allied to political and ideological interests.

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Introduction 1. Bodies, Figures and Physiology: Margaret McMillan and the Late Nineteenth-Century Remaking of Working -Class Childhood Carolyn Steedman 2. Child Labour, Medical Capital, and the School Medical Service, C. 1890-1918 Harry Hendrick 3. 'Wonderlands of Buttercups, Clover and Daisies': Tuberculosis and Open-Air School Movement in Britain, 1907-1939 Linda Bryder 4. Orphans as Guinea Pigs: American Children and Medical Experimenters, 1890-1930 Susan E, Lederer 5. From Isolation to Therapy: Children's Hospitals for Diptheria in fin de siecle Paris, London and Berlin, 1890-1920 Paul Weindling 6. Cleveland in History: The Abused Child and Child Protection, 1880-1914 Harry Ferguson 7. From Bodies to Minds in Childcare Literature: Advice to Parents in Inter-war Britain Cathy Urwin and Elaine Sharland 8. Wishes, Anxieties, Play, and Gestures: Child Guidance in Inter-war England Deborah Thom 9. Darkly Through a Lens: Changing Perceptions of the African Child in Sickness and Health, 1900-1945 Jennifer Beinart 10. Welfare, Wages and the Family: Child Endowment in Comparative Perspective, 1900- 1950 John Macnicol

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  • publication date: 05/03/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780415057431
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780415057431
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415057434

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