ESCAPING PURITY: LESSONS FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE FROM RELIGION
By taking up the suggestion of Michel Serres (1991) to use the history of religion to study change processes, this paper explores the development of the field of Child and Youth Care (CYC) and its current state of change. It draws on Karen Armstrong’s (2001) portrayal of the history and development of fundamentalism across religious traditions to serve as a mirror for this reflective exercise, calling on CYC to risk the complexity of a self-reflective critique in moving forward to the next stage of development professionally and academically.
fear, fundamentalism, practices, change
International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies
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