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ERIC Number: EJ950833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
On Childhood and the Logic of Difference: Some Empirical Examples
Dahlbeck, Johan
Children & Society, v26 n1 p4-13 Jan 2012
This article argues that universal documents on children's rights can provide illustrative examples as to how childhood is identified as a unity using difference as an instrument. Using Gille Deleuze's theorising on difference and sameness as a framework, the article seeks to relate the children's rights project with a critique of representation. It seeks to illustrate how the children's rights project seems to be promoting an image of childhood that is sharply contrasted by adulthood in a dichotomised sense, as well as how, in these documents, the fate of the child is being intertwined with the fate of the state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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