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The Resource We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck

We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck

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We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s
Title
We believe the children
Title remainder
a moral panic in the 1980s
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beck
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Language
eng
Summary
"During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism that defied all imagining. Using extensive archival research conducted in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Minneapolis, and elsewhere, and drawing on dozens of interviews conducted with the hysteria's major figures, n+1 editor Richard Beck shows how a group of legislators, doctors, lawyers, and parents, most working with the best of intentions, set the stage for a cultural disaster. Psychiatrists and talk therapists turned dubious theories of trauma and recovered memory into a destructive new kind of psychotherapy. Social workers and detectives employed coercive interviewing techniques that led children to tell them what they wanted to hear. The climate of fear that surrounded these cases influenced a whole series of arguments about women, children, and sex that had been intensifying for some twenty years. At the root of these accusations were competing visions of society and what it was that threatened it most. "--
Summary
Describes how a 10-year streak of collective hysteria in the 1980s led to numerous instances of daycare workers being charged and convicted of committing horrible crimes after the children were lead by social workers' questioning into saying what they were expecting to hear
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10438109
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1986-
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Beck, Richard
Dewey number
362.760973/09048
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6570.2
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Child sexual abuse
  • Ritual abuse
  • Child care workers
  • False arrest
  • Moral panics
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • Child care workers
  • Child sexual abuse
  • False arrest
  • Moral panics
  • Ritual abuse
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a moral panic in the 1980s
Label
We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-308) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn884814316
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781610392877
Lccn
2015011572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814316
Label
We believe the children : a moral panic in the 1980s, Richard Beck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884814316
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781610392877
Lccn
2015011572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814316

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