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Title: 「子ども虐待」の構築主義的研究を再考する―到達点、そしてその先へ
Other Titles: Revisiting the Social Constructionist Approach to the Study of Child Abuse
Authors: 見原, 礼子
Authors (alternative): Mihara, Reiko
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2019
Publisher: 長崎大学多文化社会学部 / School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University
Citation: 多文化社会研究, 5, pp.333-352; 2019
Abstract: This paper explores key outcomes and remaining issues of the study of child abuse conducted by social constructionist approach in the context of Japanese society. Five major books and research papers are selected to examine how the authors explained the significance of embracing the perspective of social constructionism, and what they argued based on this perspective. It also examines the challenges of social constructionism per se through the discussion of ontological gerrymandering and its effect to the study of child abuse, as well as the reactions to their research outcomes with reference to book review published in several sociology journals. It is identified that social constructionists have actively been involved as critics, or as a participant being a “claim-maker”, against major social discourse in which child abuse is believed to become more serious problem. The social constructionists have criticized that any efforts to combat child abuse would turn out to be the reinforcement of the surveillance system and “individualization” of the responsibility for child abuse. The paper concludes that taking the perspectives of historical approach and social process may contribute to the development of the future studies of child abuse.
Keywords: child abuse / social constructionism / Japan / ontological gerrymandering
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/38923
ISSN: 21891486
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 5

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/38923

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