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ERIC Number: EJ1091775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Masticating "Quality" and Spitting the Bits Out
Jones, Liz; Rossholt, Nina; Anastasiou, Thekla; Holmes, Rachel
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v17 n1 p26-38 Mar 2016
This article considers what the repercussions are when the concept of "quality" is examined within the epistemological and ontological theoretical shifts that are afforded by post-humanism. In particular, Braidotti's configuring of thinking as "nomadic activity" and the need for "process ontology", together with Massumi's ideas relating to "activist philosophy", create the necessary conceptual space for thinking differently. The article takes as a point of departure ethnographic data that has emerged from the twin locations of Norway and England, which broadly centres on some of the practices, habits and mundanities that are associated with Norwegian and English children (aged between two and four) eating food whilst attending their "barnehagene" or "preschool" setting. It is within the milieu of eating that the authors take up the challenge of confronting "quality", where they question whether it is possible to put to one side a universal standard so as to consider other potentialities. Inevitably, the authors conclude with more questions than answers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway; United Kingdom (England)
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