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ERIC Number: EJ1048292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Reconceptualising the "Child": Power and Resistance within Early Childhood Settings
Tesar, Marek
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v15 n4 p360-367 2014
This article reconceptualises the postmodern "Child" through the lens of Havel's work on ideology, power and subject formations. Set in an any ideologically charged early childhood setting, it analyses Havel's claim that all citizens, including children, are instrumental in maintaining the ideology of the establishment, and that they are both active creators as well as suffering victims of the system. Through this theoretical lens the author argues how childhood subjectivities are produced under the ideological umbrellas of government rationalities. The article analyses this through the example of tensions between dominant and resistant discourses in early childhood settings, and the formation of childhood subjectivities of victims, supporters and rebels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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