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ERIC Number: EJ1005541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Haraway's "Bag Lady Story-Telling": Relocating Childhood and Learning within a "Post-Human Landscape"
Taylor, Affrica; Blaise, Mindy; Giugni, Miriam
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v34 n1 p48-62 2013
In this article, we explore some alternate ways of approaching childhood and learning by taking three short forays into what Donna Haraway calls a "post-human landscape". This exploration takes us beyond the horizons of orthodox educational approaches, in which the individual child is typically seen to be developing and learning within his/her (exclusively human) sociocultural context. The post-human landscape relocates childhood within a world that is much bigger than us (humans) and about more than our (human) concerns. It allows us to reconsider the ways in which children are both constituted by and learn within this more-than-human world. Adopting Haraway's feminist narrative strategy, we offer three very different "bag lady" stories that consider the ethics and politics of child/non-human animal cross-species encounters. Each of these stories gestures towards the ways in which we can learn to live "with" "companion species" rather than only ever learn about them. (Contains 1 figure and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong