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The Resource The queer aesthetics of childhood : asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development, Hannah Dyer

The queer aesthetics of childhood : asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development, Hannah Dyer

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The queer aesthetics of childhood : asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development
Title
The queer aesthetics of childhood
Title remainder
asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Dyer
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood, Dyer offers a study of how children's art and art about childhood can forecast new models of social life that redistribute care, belonging and political value. Dyer suggests that childhood's cultural expressions offer insight into the persisting residues of colonial history, nation building, homophobia and related violence. Drawing from queer and feminist theory, psychoanalysis, settler-colonial studies and cultural studies, this book helps to explain how some theories of childhood development can hurt children. In using the analytic practices offered by queer theory, Dyer considers how some cultural institutions and histories perpetuate what she terms 'asymmetries of innocence'. Offering a new ethics of child care, she urges scholars, teachers, parents and practitioners to critically account for the ways theories of child development can reproduce inequality. Dyer's analysis moves between diverse sites and scales, including photographs and an art installation, children's drawings after experiencing war in Gaza, a novel about gay love and childhood trauma, and debates in sex-education. In the cultural formations of art, she finds new theories of childhood that attend to the knowledge, trauma, fortitude and experience that children might possess. In addressing aggressions against children, ambivalences towards child protection, and the vital contributions children make to transnational politics, she seeks new and queer theories of childhood. Dyer celebrates art made on behalf of children's imaginations in order to assert that in the aesthetics of childhood, a new future can be conjured"--
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Dyer, Hannah
Dewey number
305.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.9
LC item number
.D94 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rutgers series in childhood studies
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  • Child development
  • Sexual minorities
  • Aesthetics
  • Queer theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • Child development
  • Aesthetics
  • Queer theory
  • Sexual minorities
Label
The queer aesthetics of childhood : asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development, Hannah Dyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : childhood's queer intimacies and affective intensities -- Queer temporality in the playroom : Ebony G. Patterson's and Jonathon Hobins aesthetics of child development -- Art and the refusal of empathy in A chlild's view from Gaza -- The queer remains of childhood trauma : notes on A little life -- Reparation for a violent boyhood in This is England -- Epilogue : The contested design of children's sexuality
Control code
1091847747
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781978804005
Lccn
2019002451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029538765
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847747
Label
The queer aesthetics of childhood : asymmetries of innocence and the cultural politics of child development, Hannah Dyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : childhood's queer intimacies and affective intensities -- Queer temporality in the playroom : Ebony G. Patterson's and Jonathon Hobins aesthetics of child development -- Art and the refusal of empathy in A chlild's view from Gaza -- The queer remains of childhood trauma : notes on A little life -- Reparation for a violent boyhood in This is England -- Epilogue : The contested design of children's sexuality
Control code
1091847747
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781978804005
Lccn
2019002451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029538765
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847747

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