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Refiguring childhood : encounters with biosocial power

Author: Kevin Ryan, (Lecturer in political science)
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2021.
Series: Social and political power.; Manchester scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Assembled at the intersection of thought and practice, biosocial power attempts to bring envisioned futures into the present, taking hold of life in the form of childhood and shaping the power relations that encapsulate the social and cultural world(s) of adults and children. The text will appeal to researchers and students interested in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of childhood and power.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Ryan, (Lecturer in political science)
ISBN: 1526148609 9781526148605 1526148617 9781526148612 1526160951 9781526160959
OCLC Number: 1273026522
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2020.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 186 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : biosocial power and normative fictions --
Governing the future : childhood between the prior to and the not yet --
The playground as biosocial technology --
The right to play and the freedom to pay --
Empowering the young citizen --
Childhood as a national asset : the medical and moral framing of 'health' --
Disadvantaged childhoods and the neuroliberal fix --
Casting the subject of enterprise : children as 'architects of their futures' --
Refiguring childhood.
Series Title: Social and political power.; Manchester scholarship online.
Responsibility: Kevin Ryan.

Abstract:

Assembled at the intersection of thought and practice, biosocial power attempts to bring envisioned futures into the present, taking hold of life in the form of childhood and shaping the power relations that encapsulate the social and cultural world(s) of adults and children. The text will appeal to researchers and students interested in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of childhood and power.

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