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Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:48 AM

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.

Published Nov. 4, 2010 2:44 PM

This publication belongs to an effort bringing the Nordic studies on media literacy education in a global sight. Current definitions of media literacy and evaluations of educational case studies are presented in the form of thirteen articles written by Nordic academic experts. The articles present, for example, discussions on media literacies in a historical and cultural context and the construction of media literacy as a civic competence. Moreover, texts on educational case studies discuss instructional issues but deal with classroom research and curricular issues as well.

Published Nov. 3, 2010 3:50 PM

The Clearinghouse on Children Youth and Media has published eleven yearbooks to date. In them, researchers and experts from all the corners of the world have treated a wide variety of issues from many different perspectives. The global dimension is a core principle in the work of the Clearinghouse with respect to both the content we publish and distribute and the contributors who produce it. This, the twelfth Yearbook, represents a departure from that hallowed principle of global representation. The present Yearbook showcases the Nordic countries and the work being done in the research communities of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The focus rests on children, youth and media in a digitized media culture. We believe that the issues treated here will interest a broad range of readers all over the world.

Published Oct. 19, 2010 10:40 AM

The Childwatch International Asia Pacific Regional Network has been exploring concepts of children's participation in the region through a collaboartive research project in Australia, China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. The results are available in the recently published book "Children’s Participation? Learning from Children and Adults in the Asia-Pacific Region", edited by Jan Mason, Natalie Bolzan and Anil Kumar.    

Published Oct. 15, 2010 1:01 PM

Residential Care of Children fills major gaps in knowledge about residential care of children, and is sure to inform ongoing debates within and between nations about the appropriate use of such institutions. Each "case study" chapter provides a rich description of the development, current status, and future of residential care in countries from Brazil to Botswana. Chapters describe how residential care is defined in the country in question, how it has evolved over time, including its history, trends over time, and any "landmark" events in the history of residential care.

Published Aug. 17, 2009 12:08 PM

Childwatch members contribute to a new comprehensive handbook of children's studies, edited by Jens Qvortrup, William Corsaro and Michael-Sebastian Honig. The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Studies is a collection of essays that maps the field whilst setting a research agenda for future study.

Published Aug. 7, 2009 10:42 AM

A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation, edited by Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas, includes discussions on challenges facing issues of participation, contextual aspects, as well as theoretical and methodological reflections about projects and practice. The book includes chapters by prominent members of the Childwatch International Research Network.

Published Mar. 31, 2009 10:09 AM

The concepts of resilience and vulnerability have been in the professional domain for some time, but it is the work of Robbie Gilligan that has been instrumental in clarifying these concepts and applying them to practice. This new edition of Promoting Resilience contains yet more inspirational ideas and suggestions for promoting resilience in day-to-day work.

Published Mar. 4, 2009 3:05 PM

This book, published by Otago University Press, is an account of a Childwatch International collaborative international study about the meaning of citizenship to children - how they view their status and membership in society through notions of identity, rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Published Sep. 4, 2008 1:17 PM

This book aims at examinig the theoretical and ethical issues that aries in researching children's experience and at providing examples of how reserachers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children's experiences.

Published July 2, 2008 6:51 PM

The book reports on the findings of a study of 40 homeless young people in Dublin city documenting their journeys "into" homelessness and experiences and events subsequent to them becoming homeless. It outlines the services and interventions designed to meet the needs of homeless youth in an Irish context.