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Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth
Childism : confronting prejudice against children / Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Alternate Title Confronting prejudice against children
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ767.9 .Y667 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Children
Age discrimination
Physical Description 353 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-335) and index
Contents Anatomy of a prejudice -- Three forms of childism : Anna's story -- Child abuse and neglect: a study in confusion -- The politicization of child abuse -- Mass hysteria and child sexual abuse -- Forms of childism in families -- Education and the end of childism
Summary The author exposes American society's prejudice against its children--from corporal punishment and an uncaring foster care system to the pressure placed on children to support one parent or another in a divorce--and the harm it causes them

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