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Greta Thunberg: a unique voice in a post truth era
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of School Development and Leadership (SOL).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8148-9172
2023 (English)In: Childhood & Philosophy, ISSN 2525-5061, E-ISSN 1984-5987, Vol. 19, p. 01-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the turn of the millennium, a new phenomenon has arisen on the global stage, as girls have increasingly begun to raise their voices. In an effort to achieve new philosophical understandings of contemporary childhoods in a post-truth era, the present article examines this Girl Rising movement from an existential perspective. In doing so, the article aims to problematise children’s right to be heard and listened to, as enshrined in Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. More specifically, the article explores children as rights-holders and their rights-subject position and how these positions are supported (or not) by adults in different ways. Throughout the analysis, Greta Thunberg is used as a case study to illustrate the phenomenon under study. This new movement highlights children’s right to be heard as a valuable right. The defence of this view relies on the claim that at the heart of adult’s acknowledgement lies the uniqueness of each child and the implications of this uniqueness. Taking into consideration the realisation of children’s rights, powerful stakeholders who seek to silence children’s voices are also identified, as are worldwide adult acknowledgements intended to empower girls to exist ‘in’ and ‘with’ the world in a ‘grown-up’ way.

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Universidade de Estado do Rio de Janeiro , 2023. Vol. 19, p. 01-31
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children’s rights, Girl Rising movement, post-truth, existential paradigm, acknowledgements, grown-up way
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58953DOI: 10.12957/childphilo.2023.69835ISI: 000955876800001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85153181638OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-58953DiVA, id: diva2:1746284
Available from: 2023-03-27 Created: 2023-03-27 Last updated: 2023-05-15Bibliographically approved

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