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'The Vigilant(e) Parent and the Paedophile: The News of the World Campaign 2000 and the Contemporary Governmentality of Child Sexual Abuse'

Bell, Vikki. 2002. 'The Vigilant(e) Parent and the Paedophile: The News of the World Campaign 2000 and the Contemporary Governmentality of Child Sexual Abuse'. In: Paula Reavey and Sam Warner, eds. ) New Feminist Stories of Child Sexual Abuse: Sexual Scripts and Dangerous Dialogues. Routledge, pp. 108-127. ISBN 978-0415259446 [Book Section]

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The international feminist contributors to this book look through the lens of poststructuralism at how child sexual abuse is differently represented and understood in the populist, academic, clinical, media and legal contexts. Reworking earlier feminist analyses, they show how child sexual abuse is not just about gender and power but also about class, race and sexuality. The first, theoretical section of the book critiques normative theories of the 'effects' of abuse, explores the impact and consequences of feminist interventions and critically examines the potential usefulness of a feminist post-stucturalist approach. In the second part, these understandings are applied to specific arenas of practice with the aim of providing a framework for critical intervention and alternative and better ways of working with child sexual abuse.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2002Published

Item ID:

13526

Date Deposited:

21 Sep 2015 14:01

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 14:14

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13526

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