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ERIC Number: EJ1124493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Between Play and the Quotidian: Inscriptions of Monstrous Characters on the Racialised Bodies of Children
Rosen, Rachel
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n2 p178-191 2017
Despite critiques pointing out that racism has become normalised in early childhood settings, relatively little attention has been paid in such contexts to the everyday practices in which racial inequities are made. In seeking to interrogate the ways in which racism roosts in the routine, this article interrogates quotidian responses to children's playful activity, drawing on data generated in an ethnographic study in a London-based nursery. The article argues that the imaginative characters players embody become "fixed" on particular children--when these characters coincide with reified assumptions about the raced, classed, and gendered body--whilst serving as mobile resources for others. Such reification, which is a concentration of complex historic and contemporary social relations in the political economy, is not only harmful and unjust but limits understandings of racialisation and inequity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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