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Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies

Authors: Graf, Gunter, Schweiger, Gottfried

  • Explores the problems, causes, extent and depth of the endangerment of children's bodies.
    Focuses on research into childhood endangerment in affluent societies.
    Offers readers a variety of philosophical and political insights into problems, ethical issues and the response of society and the state. 

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This book addresses the endangerment of children’s bodies in affluent societies. Bodily integrity is an important part of a child’s physical and mental well-being, but it can also be violated through various threats during childhood; not only affecting physical health but also causing mental damage and leading to distortions in the development of the self. The authors give an account of three areas, which present different serious dangers: (1) body and eating, (2) body and sexuality, and (3) body and violence. Through an in-depth examination of the available theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as a thorough ethical analysis, the central injustices in the mentioned areas are identified and the agents with responsibilities towards children displayed.  The authors conclude by providing invaluable insight into the necessity of an ethical basis for policies to safeguard children and their bodies.

About the authors

Gunter Graf is Research Fellow at the International Research Centre for Social and Ethical Questions (IFZ) in Salzburg, Austria, and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg, where he works in the project “Social Justice and Child Poverty”. His work primarily addresses political and social philosophy, with a focus on the capability approach and its relation to poverty and children. His previous publications include A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty (2015).

Gottfried Schweiger is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, Austria, where he is the principal investigator of the project “Social Justice and Child Poverty”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He has published works on poverty, unemployment, recognition, social justice, tax justice, and justice in professional sports. His previous publications include Justice, Education and the Politics of Childhood (2016).

Reviews

“Our embodiment makes us vulnerable, and this can be especially true of children.  This raises ethical questions of very particular, and particularly pressing, kinds.  In this distinctive, illuminating and highly valuable book, Graf and Schweiger explore this terrain in contemporary, affluent, unequal societies.  From eating to violence, they show how the treatment of children’s bodies matters in terms of ethics and policy, and how a capability approach might be mobilized in response.  The result is essential reading for anyone with an interest in ethics and the body, and in the place of children in frameworks of social justice.” (Gideon Calder, Swansea University, Author: How Inequality Runs in Families (Policy Press, 2016), Co-editor: Ethics & Social Welfare, The Routledge Handbook of Childhood and Children (forthcoming 2018)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Graf, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Children’s Bodily Integrity: Justice and Child Well-Being in Affluent Societies

    Graf, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 19-75

  • Body and Eating

    Graf, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 77-141

  • Body and Sexuality

    Graf, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 143-206

  • Body and Violence

    Graf, Gunter (et al.)

    Pages 207-263

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40212-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40213-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40213-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40212-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 283
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