The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency

Author:   Anthony M. Platt ,  Miroslava Chavez-Garcia ,  Raymond J. Michalowski
Publisher:   Rutgers University Press
Edition:   40th Revised edition
ISBN:  

9780813545363


Pages:   344
Publication Date:   22 April 2009
Format:   Paperback
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The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency


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Hailed as a definitive analytical and historical study of the juvenile justice system, this 40th anniversary edition of The Child Savers features a new essay by Anthony M. Platt that highlights recent directions in the field, as well as a critique of his original text. Focusing on social reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Platt's principal argument is that the 'child savers' movement was not an effort to liberate and dignify youth but, instead, a punitive and intrusive attempt to control the lives of working-class urban adolescents. This expanded edition provides a renewed and distinguished contribution by placing it in historical context through insightful commentaries from cross-disciplinary academics, along with an essay by Miroslava Chavez-Garcia examining how Platt's influential study has impacted many of the central arguments social scientists and historians face today.

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Author:   Anthony M. Platt ,  Miroslava Chavez-Garcia ,  Raymond J. Michalowski
Publisher:   Rutgers University Press
Imprint:   Rutgers University Press
Edition:   40th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.455kg
ISBN:  

9780813545363


ISBN 10:   0813545366
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   22 April 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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The Child Savers deeply influenced me and dozens of other feminist scholars who have studied social policy critically. This reissue is remarkable in allowing us to rethink it, and nowhere more valuable than in Tony Platt's own thoughtful reconsideration. - Linda Gordon, professor of history, New York University


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ANTHONY M. PLATT is a professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author of several books on American history, social policy, and race relations.

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