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ERIC Number: EJ913900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Navigating the Bio-Politics of Childhood
Lee, Nick; Motzkau, Johanna
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n1 p7-19 Feb 2011
Childhood research has long shared a bio-political terrain with state agencies in which children figure primarily as "human futures". In the 20th century bio-social dualism helped to make that terrain navigable by researchers, but, as life processes increasingly become key sites of bio-political action, bio-social dualism is becoming less useful as a navigational aid. The contribution that a view of childhood as a "hybrid" phenomenon might make to developing new navigational aids is considered. A Foucaultian reading of the history of childhood bio-politics yields three "multiplicities" of childhood. The assistance these can offer in navigating the contemporary biopolitics of childhood is described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom