Body Techniques of Vulnerability: The Generational Order and the Body in Child Protection Services

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The paper seeks to analyze children's bodily vulnerability as grounded in generational order. The thesis is put forward, that the generational order is embodied via body techniques of vulnerability, deployed both by adults and children. In presenting results from research on professional responses to child maltreatment and neglect, three sets of age related body techniques of vulnerability are identified, concerning caregivers, professionals and the children itself.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)67-88
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2013
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Body techniques, Child maltreatment, Child protection, Generational order, Professionals, Vulnerability
  • Sociology