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Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies

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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.


Titel: Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies
Autoren/Herausgeber: Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2017

ISBN/EAN: 9783319402123

Seitenzahl: 283
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 508 g
Sprache: Englisch

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).

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