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ERIC Number: EJ1020863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Charting New Territories: Re-Assembling Childhood Sexuality in the Early Years Classroom
Blaise, Mindy
Gender and Education, v25 n7 p801-817 2013
Since the moral panic discourse is shutting down discussions about how children are making meaning of gender and sexuality, this paper argues that a new logic is needed for understanding childhood sexuality. A postdevelopmental logic is created by working with Deleuze and Guattari's ["Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizoprhenia." Translated by Robert Hurley, Mark Seem and Helen R. Lane. London: Athlone and "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia." Translated by Brian Massumi. London: Continuum. (Orig. pub. 1980)] concepts "assemblage", "desire", and "territories" to understand childhood sexuality in ways that do not rely on the notion of a "moral panic". By re-assembling data generated from an exploratory study of talk by young children about gender and sexuality this paper creates new connections about childhood, gender, and sexualities. It does this by moving away from developmental framings, initiating a different dialogue about curiosities, human and nonhuman bodies, and desires, to chart new territories about childhood sexuality in the early years classroom.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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