In Perpetual Motion: Theories of Power,Educational History,and the Child / Edition 1

In Perpetual Motion: Theories of Power,Educational History,and the Child / Edition 1

by Bernadette M. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820448664

ISBN-13: 9780820448664

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

In Perpetual Motion is an «historical choreography» of power, pedagogy, and the child from the 1600s to the early 1900s. It breaks new ground by historicizing the analytics of power and motion that have interpenetrated renditions of the young. Through a detailed examination of the works of John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Herbart, and G.

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In Perpetual Motion is an «historical choreography» of power, pedagogy, and the child from the 1600s to the early 1900s. It breaks new ground by historicizing the analytics of power and motion that have interpenetrated renditions of the young. Through a detailed examination of the works of John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Herbart, and G. Stanley Hall, this book maps the discursive shifts through which the child was given a unique nature, inscribed in relation to reason, imbued with an effectible interiority, and subjected to theories of power and motion. The book illustrates how developmentalist visions took hold in U.S. public school debates. It documents how particular theories of power became submerged and taken for granted as essences inside the human subject. In Perpetual Motion studiously challenges views of power as in or of the gaze, tracing how different analytics of power have been used to theorize what gazing could notice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820448664
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Rethinking Childhood Series, #14
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
649
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Historical Choreography1
Ch. 1Power, Motion, and the Child63
Ch. 2"As Rational Creatures": The Lockean Child117
Ch. 3"From the Mother's Arms to the Marriage Bed": Rousseau's Child219
Ch. 4"Hope Sinks and Work Presses": Herbart's Child331
Ch. 5"The Consecrated Cross-eyed Bear": G. Stanley Hall and Child-study's Children427
Ch. 6Moving On? Power as an End in a Self That Never Ends573
Works Cited635

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