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ERIC Number: EJ1042149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Interfering with Gendered Development: A Timely Intervention
Blaise, Mindy
International Journal of Early Childhood, v46 n3 p317-326 Nov 2014
Instead of relying on colonial and Western developmental logic to understand and research gender, this paper proposes interfering as a strategy toward generating gender knowledges that are more inclusive to other-than-Western concepts and contexts. This paper shows how post-developmental perspectives interfere with psychological and biological scientific logics that feed into common sense explanations of gender. Interference is discussed as one of a number of post-developmental practices that can illuminate the social construction of gendered childhoods and the position of the child as agentic. The paper ends by highlighting other-than-Western gender research that draws from post-Confucianism to interfere with the universal gendered girl and boy child. It is a move toward gathering and generating new gender knowledges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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