In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880-1940


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Roger Cooter
  • Carolyn Steedman
  • Harry Hendrick
  • Linda Bryder
  • Susan E. Lederer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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