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ERIC Number: EJ849071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Capitalism's New Handmaiden: The Biotechnical World Negotiated through Children's Fiction
Sawers, Naarah
Children's Literature in Education, v40 n3 p169-179 Sep 2009
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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