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Childhood and violence: international and comparative perspectives – Seminar 3: Aesthetics, ethics, politics: representations of violence against children

Event Date: Friday 5 November 2010, 9.30am – 5pm,
Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester M15 6BH


Childhood and violence: international and comparative perspectives

Seminar 3: Aesthetics, ethics, politics: representations of violence against children

This seminar looks at violence and the visual in relation to childhood. It explores the different ways in which non-governmental organisations, the media and anti-war campaigns represent childhood suffering in the context of violence and how these representations intersect with discourses on childhood innocence to prevent the circulation of particular images of violence. It brings contemporary debate about the aestheticisation of suffering and the ethics and politics of representing “the body in pain” to the study of childhood.

 

Interventions and resistances

Dr Khatidja Chantler (Manchester University) 
The power of the visual in assessing children’s ages – (AUDIO HERE)

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Anne Potter, Barnardos and Ian Coutts, Cafcass,
Sense and sensibility? – (AUDIO HERE)

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Sanna Nissinen, (The Open University)
Documenting suffering: the production of the charity image – (AUDIO HERE)

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