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Betydelser av barns ålder i familjerättsliga utredningstexter

Journal article
Authors Jeanette Sundhall
Published in Kvinder, Køn og Forskning
Issue 12
Pages 9-21
ISSN 0907-6182
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Cultural Sciences
Pages 9-21
Language sv
Keywords ålder, barn, barns rättigheter, delaktighet, vuxenhet, familjerätt
Subject categories Gender Studies, Other Humanities


Meanings of children's age in family law custody reports. In gender studies, children are rarely formulated as the Other. Age in general, and the age category of children in particular, are not included in central discussions within gender studies. In this article meanings of age are examined through an analysis of how the principle of the best interest of the child is used in family law reports concerning disputes about custody, contact and residence where there is information about violence by the father. The hindrance of children to gain a voice consists of norms and ideas about what children are and what children need. Children are constructed as representing they chronological age and/or a specific age group while adults present themselves as representing the general "human being". In addition, children's age can function as something that both make them particular credible – and as something that disqualify them.

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