ERIC Number: EJ1123605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Becoming "Babies" in Real Time: Temporal Emergence in the Classroom Mangle
Myers, Casey Y.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v17 n4 p421-430 Dec 2016
Through multimodal retellings of kindergarten children's performances of "baby," this article aims to contribute to the emerging "posthuman conversation" within early childhood studies. Specifically, this work makes moves toward reconceptualizing children's becomings within educational contexts by, first, interrogating the ways in which adult notions of "time" came to bear upon children's enactments of "babies" within classroom pretend play performances and, second, exploring how posthuman conceptions of temporality--specifically Pickering's "mangle"--can disrupt developmental analyses of children's (un)timely performances and accommodate a more nuanced version of childhood becoming(s).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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