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ERIC Number: EJ1009407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Infant Embodiment and Interembodiment: A Review of Sociocultural Perspectives
Lupton, Deborah
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v20 n1 p37-50 Feb 2013
This article brings together a range of research and scholarship from various disciplines which have investigated and theorized social and cultural aspects of infants' bodies within the context of contemporary western societies. It begins with a theoretical overview of dominant concepts of infants' bodies, including discussion of the concepts of the unfinished body, civility and the Self/Other binary opposition as well as that of interembodiment, drawn from the work of Merleau-Ponty. Then follows discussion of the pleasures and challenging aspects of interembodiment in relation to caregivers' interactions with infants' bodies, purity, danger and infant embodiment and lastly practices of surveilling the vulnerable, "at risk" infant body. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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