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Childhood and violence: international and comparative perspectives – Seminar 6: The ethics of researching violence and childhood

Event Date: Thursday 13 October 2011,
9.30am – 5pm

Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

 

Childhood and violence: international and comparative perspectives

Seminar 6: The ethics of researching violence and childhood

 

Drawing on the themes of the five earlier seminars, this session discusses the ethics and politics of researching violence against and by children. It considers issues such as visual ethics, the ethics of carrying out ethnography in situations of violence, research methods and the implications for policy and practice in child protection, human rights, conflict and mediation and psychotherapy.
Programme

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Welcome and introduction Dr Karen Wells (Birkbeck) .

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Dr Judith Ennew
(senior Research Fellow, Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya)
Designing and implementing research on violence and children in three Asian contexts
[AUDIO HERE]

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Emilie Medeiros (Doctoral Student, University College London)
Ethics and ethnography with former Maoist youngsters in Nepal
[AUDIO HERE]

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Priya Muqit
(Children’s Law and Policy Officer, Freedom from Torture (formerly Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture))
Children’s participation in the legal process and the challenges facing torture surviving children
[AUDIO HERE]

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Dr Jenny Parkes
(Senior Lecturer in Education, Gender and International Development, Institute of Education, University of London)
Research at the ethical borderlands
[AUDIO HERE]

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Closing remarks and future plans:

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