De/gendering and racialising – what has childhood got to do with it?

I often ask feminist questions in critical childhood studies research contexts. However, in the co-authored article “De/gendering violence and racialising blame in Swedish child welfare: what has childhood got to do with it?”, children and childhoods are highlighted in relation to common feminist debates.

We discuss how gender-neutral understandings of violence as well as understandings of gender-based violence as a problem of the “other” families affect understandings of children and childhoods.

The article is published in Journal of Gender-Based Violence.

Additional reflections are available here.