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Speak of the Devil: tales of satanic abuse in contemporary England is a scholarly book by Jean LaFontain pubilshed in 1998 that discusses her investigation of allegations of satanic ritual abuse made in the United Kingdom. The book documents a detailed investigation of the accounts of children during a wave of allegations of satanic ritual abuse, as well as the processes within the social work profession that supported the allegations despite a lack of evidence.[1]

Reception

The book was reviewed by Joel Best,[2] T. M. Luhrmann[3] James Beckford[4] and I. K. Wier.[5] Robin Woffitt of the University of Surrey praised the book for clearly describing the origins of the satanic ritual abuse moral panic in the United Kingdom.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wooffitt, R. Book review - Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England. 3. Sociological Research Online. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/3/2/wooffitt.html. 
  2. Best, J (1999). "Reviewed work(s): Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England by J. S. La Fontaine". Contemporary Sociology 28 (1): 107–108. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2653911. 
  3. LUHRMANN, TM (2000). "Reviews - Speak of the Devil. Tales of satanic abuse in contemporary England. BY J. S. LA FONTAINE". Social Anthropology 8 (1): 79–89. 
  4. Beckford, JA (1999). "Book Review - J. S. La Fontaine, Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England". Sociology 33 (1): 217–218. 
  5. Weir, IK (1999). "Book Reviews - Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England. By J. S. La Fontaine". Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (5): 829–832. 
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