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The International Biopolitical Discourse on Harmful Traditional Practices and the Right of the Child to Cultural Identity
Author: Maya Sabatello
Only scant attention has been given to the issue of children’s bioethics. Even when such a discourse took place, it hardly touched upon children as social agents. In this novel work, Maya Sabatello looks at the “body politics” of religious and cultural medical practices - from “harmful traditional practices” to genetic engineering. Building on literature from medical anthropology, cultural studies, disability studies, social sciences, and law, she explores the international discourse on children’s bioethics from a previously uncharted child-centered approach. In light of the existing multiculturalism, she contends that in the discourse on children's bioethics, not only must the medical, social and, anthropological nexus of the child be taken into account, but that incorporating identity claims into the legal discourse is also essential for the child’s voice to be heard.
Author: Anniken Sørlie

1 Introduction Physical education and swimming lessons are things she, 1 unlike most other children, absolutely dreads. There’s no joy in going on with life. …It’s all about nudity. That’s what’s difficult. You get seen as peculiar, and no child in the entire world wants to be

In: The International Journal of Children's Rights

In the liberal tradition of moral and political philosophy, it has mostly been assumed that children have moral rights. 1 However, not all of the common theories of rights seem to be able to account for this widespread view. According to the so-called choice theory (or will theory) of rights

In: The International Journal of Children's Rights

in regards to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for children ( unicef , 2017). Many of these deficiencies in Canada are attributed to differences in the social determinants of health that include childhood and education experiences, social supports and community assets, physical

In: The International Journal of Children's Rights