Re-turns and dis/continuities of feminist thought in childhood research: indebtedness and entanglements

Osgood, Jayne ORCID: and Robinson, Kerry H. (2019) Re-turns and dis/continuities of feminist thought in childhood research: indebtedness and entanglements. In: Feminists Researching Gendered Childhoods: Generative Entanglements. Osgood, Jayne ORCID: and Robinson, Kerry H., eds. Feminist Thought in Childhood Research Series . Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 17-40. ISBN 9781474285780, e-ISBN 9781474285810, e-ISBN 9781474285803, pbk-ISBN 9781350178984. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/


This chapter aims to map some examples of key feminist philosophies, theories and research that have shaped understandings of childhood and gender in significant ways in the recent past. It attends to important shifts over time, but it does not argue for chronology or linearity; rather the aim is to illuminate how a rich tapestry of feminist thought has been activated and practised through research to generate important ruptures to established ways of thinking about children and gender. By reviewing what has come before, we identify how previous feminist scholarship leaves traces and, in many senses, shapes the exciting research that is being undertaken in the field of childhood studies by feminist researchers currently. We want to celebrate the important contributions that feminist philosophers and scholars have made to the field and to explore the possibilities that are opened for feminist new materialists to work [...]

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Hardback: Published 21-02-2019
Paperback: Published 20-08-2020
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 26085
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Depositing User: Shams Sadiqi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 16:02
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 12:27

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