「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 (特集 リスク社会をめぐる人文社会科学の超域的枠組み構築へ向けて) [in Japanese] Revisiting the Social Constructionist Approach to the Study of Child Abuse [in Japanese]
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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.
- 多文化社会研究 = Journal of global humanities and social sciences, Nagasaki University
多文化社会研究 = Journal of global humanities and social sciences, Nagasaki University 5, 333-352, 2019