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Outrage over child abuse is no substitute for effective social policy

17 May 2017

Writing today in, Dr Jo Warner examines the politician’s use of examples of child abuse in their political rhetoric and questions the extent to which they turn this into action. Read the full article, ‘Emotional politics: suffer the little children?’ online:

Dr Jo Warner is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Kent. Her current research analyses political and media discourse in the context of child protection, she is also interested in affective community spaces. Her recent publications include ‘The politics of emotion: what we can learn from responses to child abuse and social work.’ More information and details about Dr Warner’s publications can be found here.



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