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Ethical Research Involving Children

Feminist ethicality in child-animal research: worlding through complex stories.

Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., & Blaise, M. (2021). Feminist ethicality in child-animal research: worlding through complex stories. Children’s Geographies, Published Online Ahead of Print, pp. 1-12.

Abstract: Thinking with feminist scholarship on ethicality, this article draws from two ethnographies with animal and young children to outline new questions for doing research in children’s geographies. Specifically, the article discusses how feminist ethicality within multispecies research challenges the masculinist idea that ethical research should focus on children’s story-making and ability to make meaning of the world. Instead, the authors call for an ethical focus on worlding processes or the making of worlds, and to seek possibilities for recuperation in the midst of children and more-than-human relations. The article concludes by reconfiguring the relations between ethics and research with young children, asking for a focus on what might be possible in the shaping of the present and future. (Abstract © Taylor & Francis, reprinted by special permission from Taylor & Francis Group, a division of Informa UK, http://www.tandf.co.uk).

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