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Capitalism's new handmaiden : the biotechnical world negotiated through children's fiction

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posted on 2009-08-01, 00:00 authored by Naarah Calvert
In an era when the merger between capitalism and science becomes an accepted norm, new questions need to be asked about the ethical implications of scientific practices. One such practice is organ transplantation. However, potent debates surround the just distribution and ethical implications of organ transplantation. This paper examines the ways in which children are socialised through children’s literature to accept or challenge the dominant ideologies underpinning organ transplantation. It argues that how subjectivity is constructed informs understandings of agency, and this in turn can deliver new approaches to concerns about scientific practices.

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Journal

Children's literature in education

Volume

40

Issue

3

Pagination

169 - 179

Publisher

Springer

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0045-6713

eISSN

1573-1693

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC

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