There is a symbiotic and self-sustaining relationship between political violence and the abuse of children's rights, be it in India, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada, the Middle East and North Africa region, or elsewhere. Global and state power depend—among other sources—on the domination and exploitation of children. Thanks to groundbreaking work by Hebrew University's Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, there is now a term to describe the process by which children serve as political capital (that is, expendable currency to affirm regimes of control and achieve government goals). This word is “unchilding.” Terminology is crucial for drawing attention to important matters, as well as...
Review: Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding, by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Heidi Morrison, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, is the author of Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt (London: Palgrave, 2015) and the volume editor of The Global History of Childhood Reader (New York: Routledge, 2012).
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Heidi Morrison; Review: Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding, by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 May 2020; 49 (3): 82–84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2020.49.3.82
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