The Child In The World/The World In The Child / Edition 1

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In this collection, the contributors look at the current spread of universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, examining the way these discourses, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks.

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Meet the Author

Marianne Bloch is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Devorah Kennedy is a Ph.D. candidate in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Theodora Lightfoot is Assistant Professor of bilingual education at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dar Weyenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Table of Contents

Preface—Elizabeth Swadener, Gaile Cannella & Marianne Bloch
• Foreword—Thomas S. Popkewitz
Part I: The Child in the World/ The World in the Child
• Education and the Configuration of a Universal, Modern, and Globalized Childhood: An Introduction—Marianne Bloch, Devorah Kennedy, Theodora Lightfoot, and Dar Weyenber
Part II: Governing the Universal, Modern Child and Family
• Educational Theories and Pedagogies as Technologies of Power/Knowledge: Educating the Young Child as a Citizen of an Imagined Nation and World—Marianne Bloch
• Configuring the Jewish Child: Intersections of Pedagogy and Cultural Identity—Devorah Kennedy
• The Construction of the Asian American Children as "Model" Students—Susan Matoba Adler
Part III: Governing the Modern and Normal Child through Pedagogical Discourses
• Constructing the Young Child as a "Productive Citizen" through Language Acquisition Theory—Theodora Lightfoot
• The Quest for Health in Different Timespaces—Dar Weyenberg
• Visual Images and the Construction of Childhood Cultural Stories—Nancy Pauly
• The System of Reasoning the Child in Contemporary Japan—Jie Qi
• The Specter of Irregularity Haunts the Child: A Historical Study of the "Problem-Child" in Brazilian educational discourses—Ana Laura Godinho Lima
Part IV: Governing the Modern and Post-Modern Citizen and Nation through Universal Reforms in Education
• No Child Left Behind? The Specters of Almsgiving and Atonement: A Short Genealogy of the Saving Grace of US Education—Karen S. Pena
• Illusions of Social Democracy: Early Childhood Educational Voucher Policies in Taiwan—I Fang Lee
• The Foundation Stage Child in a Shifting Sea: A History of the Present of the United Kingdom's Education Act 2002—Ruth L. Peach

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