This remarkable book tackles child sexual abuse and exploitation, arguing that blame and accountability belong to its perpetrators. It draws on thematic content analysis and autoethnographic principles and is methodologically novel in utilising the poetry of the first author, written in childhood, as primary data. An important international educational and practical resource, it should be on the shelves of university libraries, informing courses in social work, criminology, health and qualitative inquiry. It is also a much needed knowledge resource for abuse survivors and their advocates, remedying what the moral philosopher Miranda Fricker calls “hermeneutic injustice”: abused people lacking the knowledge and vocabulary to adequately make sense of their experiences.
Child Sexual Abuse, Autoethnography, Hermeneutic Injustice
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Recommended APA Citation
Grant, A. J. (2018). Remedying Hermeneutic Injustice One Poem at a Time: A Review of The Little Orange Book: Learning about Abuse from the Voice of the Child. The Qualitative Report, 23(11), 2772-2773. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3851
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