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ERIC Number: EJ1110618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Crush: Mapping Historical, Material and Affective Force Relations in Young Children's Hetero-Sexual Playground Play
Huuki, Tuija; Renold, Emma
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v37 n5 p754-769 2016
Drawing on ethnographic multi-modal data of the gendered and sexual dynamics of pre-school play (age 6) in a rapidly declining fishing and farming community in North Finland, this paper offers a glimpse into our sense-making of a short video-recorded episode in which three boys repeatedly pile up on and demand a kiss from one of their girl classmates. Our analyses resonate with a wider community of feminist and queer scholars who are bringing affective methodologies and posthuman approaches to re-invigorate how we might understand the complexities of gender and sexual power relations in the early years. Inspired by the writings of Guattari and his concept of "existential refrains", we create three "crush" assemblages to map the more-than-human territorialisingĀ and de-territorialising force relations at play. Each assemblage offers a thinking Otherwise about gender, sexuality, violence and consent in which place, space, objects, affect and history entangle in predictable and unpredictable ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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