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Author Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth.

Title Childism : confronting prejudice against children / Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.23 YOU    Available
Description 353 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: What's in a word? -- 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.
Subject Children.
Age discrimination.
ISBN 9780300173116 (alk. paper)
0300173113 (alk. paper)

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