'You can’t separate it from anything': glitter’s doings as materialized figurations of childhood (and) art

Osgood, Jayne ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9424-8602 (2019) 'You can’t separate it from anything': glitter’s doings as materialized figurations of childhood (and) art. In: Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art. Sakr, Mona ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3057-2758 and Osgood, Jayne ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9424-8602, eds. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 111-136. ISBN 9781350042544, e-ISBN 9781350042551, e-ISBN 9781350042568, pbk-ISBN 9781350183315. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/9781350042575.ch-007)


What happens when art and early childhood are viewed beyond concerns for human development? This chapter troubles the hegemony of developmentalist logic that shapes early childhood curriculum and pedagogical practices with the intention of highlighting the limiting effects of a narrow concern with representationalism, linear progress and human exceptionalism. I argue that breaking free from developmentalism opens up possibilities within early childhood for adults to be open to the (k) not-known and not-yet-known about childhood entanglements with art. By pursuing diffractive lines of enquiry, the chapter explores some ruptures that allow ideas about children, materials and art to be rethought. The discussion is framed by feminist new materialist philosophies and concepts offered by Jane Bennet (thing power, ecologies) , Kathleen Stewart (ordinary affects) , Erin Manning (the minor gesture) , Nancy Tuana (viscous porosity, interactionism) and Haraway’s SF philosophy, which together provide the conceptual and practical means to [...]

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Hardback: Published 21-03-2019
Paperback: Published 17-09-2020
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 26103
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Depositing User: Shams Sadiqi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 16:41
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 09:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26103

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