Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care / Edition 1

Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care / Edition 1

by Robin Lynn Leavitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791418863

ISBN-13: 9780791418864

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Robin Lynn Leavitt presents in a provocative ethnography the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers. This text speaks to researchers and instructors interested in infancy, early childhood socialization, child care, and interpretive research. Leavitt's original application of multiple theoretical perspectives - interpretive, interactionist,…  See more details below

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Robin Lynn Leavitt presents in a provocative ethnography the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers. This text speaks to researchers and instructors interested in infancy, early childhood socialization, child care, and interpretive research. Leavitt's original application of multiple theoretical perspectives - interpretive, interactionist, critical, feminist, and postmodern - yields powerful insights into the problematic emotional experiences and relations between infants and their caregivers. The day care center is described as an institution that imposes a temporal and spatial regime on the lives of infants and toddlers. Vivid descriptions illustrate how caregivers create problematic situations for the children as they exercise unyielding power in the rigid management and control of the daily routines and play of children. As Leavitt documents the experiences of our youngest children, she engages in a philosophical exploration of the meanings of emotionally responsive, empowering care in group settings. Her analysis points to the need to care for caregivers, and for caregiving to become a self-reflective activity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791418864
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
SUNY Series, Early Childhood Education: Inquiries and Insights
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
898,117
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Theoretical and Philosophical Perspective15
3Power27
4Emotion51
5Emotionally Responsive, Empowering Child Care69
6Infant-Toddler Day Care: Review, Reflections, and Directions91
Appendix: The Credibility of Interpretive Studies101
Notes105
References115

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