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ERIC Number: EJ797543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Children as "Being and Becomings:" Children, Childhood and Temporality
Uprichard, Emma
Children & Society, v22 n4 p303-313 Jul 2008
Notions of "being" and "becoming" are intrinsic to childhood research. Whilst the "being" child is seen as a social actor actively constructing "childhood," the "becoming" child is seen as an "adult in the making," lacking competencies of the "adult" that he or she will "become." However, I argue that both approaches are in themselves problematic. Instead, theorising children as "being and becomings" not only addresses the temporality of childhood that children themselves voice, but presents a conceptually realistic construction suitable to both childhood researchers and practitioners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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