Community disintegration or moral panic? Young people and family care

In Michael Parker (ed.), Ethics and Community in the Health Care Professions. London: Routledge. pp. 62-78 (1999)
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The spread of liberal individualism to the family is often portrayed as deeply inimical to the welfare of children and young people. In this view, the family is the bastion of the private and the antithesis of the contractual, rights-oriented model that underpins public life. This chapter examines that proposition critically.

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Donna Dickenson
Birkbeck, University of London


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