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An introduction to 'The devil’s children'

Barker, Eileen (2009) An introduction to 'The devil’s children'. In: La Fontaine, Jean, (ed.) The Devil's Children: From Spirit Possession to Witchcraft: New Allegations That Affect Children. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey, UK, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9780754667339

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Amongst the more distressing incidents to have hit the British headlines in the twenty-first century have been a number of revelations concerning the treatment of children who, having been accused of being possessed by demonic powers, have been ‘appropriately treated’ in such a way that they have ended up either severely injured or dead. This book is an attempt to address some of the issues surrounding such tragedies and to place these in a wider context than that available in the more sensationalist media.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2009 Ashgate Publishing
Divisions: Sociology
LSE Human Rights
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Research centres and groups > INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements)
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 10:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:27

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