Navigating the bio-politics of childhood
Lee, Nick, 1968- and Motzkau, J.. (2011) Navigating the bio-politics of childhood. Childhood, Vol.18 (No.1). pp. 7-19. ISSN 0907-5682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568210371526
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Biopolitics, Children -- Government policy, Children -- Social conditions , Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Childhood|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||February 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 7-19|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), European Neuroscience and Society Network (ENSN)|
|Grant number:||RES 355-25-0017 (ESRC), 2815 (ENSN)|
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