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Published: 23 November 2021

288 Pages | 5 black and white figures/maps


ISBN: 9780192844576

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The Age of Mass Child Removal in Spain

Taking, Losing, and Fighting for Children, 1926-1945

Peter Anderson

  • Examines the origins and practice of mass child removal
  • Pioneers the study of the transnational development of juvenile-court movement and its role in removing children from poor parents, families displaced by war, and political opponents
  • Places the agency, voice, and experience of marginalized parents and children centre stage
  • Provides a new perspective on the 'lost children of Francoism', challenging the accounts which focus on removals from political families and brings in the overlapping experience with marginalized families
  • Challenges the binary of coercion and victim and examines the complex range of motives and actions that lay between these two poles

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