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    Childhood Studies: Making Young Subjects

    Wells, Karen (2017) Childhood Studies: Making Young Subjects. Short Introductions. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. ISBN 9780745670249. (In Press)

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    Childhood Studies, argues that liberal government takes childhood as its ideal target while excluding black children, girls and working class children from the full promise of liberal government and continues to govern these excluded groups through the assertion of sovereignty over them. Children respond to these governing practices in ways that are shaped by their own bodily capacities, cognitive resources and cultural practices. At this intersection between governing practices and the affordances of children’s bodies young subjects are made.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Karen Wells
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 13:56
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2021 14:19


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