Monday, July 7, 2008

More Light Reading

From the Marsh Law Blog : The International Best Interests of the Child and US Child Welfare Industry Hypocrisy

H/T to BL for bringing to our attention these next two essays on how the words we choose to use when speaking about interpersonal violence work to reframe and conceal that violence. The relevance of this topic will be clear to those of us whose children were taken away by force, against our will.

Language and Violence:
Analysis of Four Discursive Operations

Linda Coates and Allan Wade

Despair, Resistance, Hope:
Response-Based Therapy with Victims of Violence

Allan Wade, Ph.D.

Barb, for myself