Advertisement

Gendering the Subject in Playful Encounters

  • Bronwyn DaviesEmail author
Chapter
Part of the International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development book series (CHILD, volume 18)

Abstract

This paper engages in a Deleuzian analysis of play and its relation to the assemblage of gendered subjects. It explores the way gender and play intra-act with each other, asking how playful encounters might create and maintain the gender order and at the same time how they might also play a part in disrupting that order. Drawing on small stories of children in Sweden, the paper examines the emergent entanglements of gender and play.

Keywords

Creative Evolution Smooth Space Gender Order Repetitive Practice Small Story 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the universe halfway. Durham, UK: Duke University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Barad, K. (2012). Nature’s queer performativity. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, 1–2, 25–53.Google Scholar
  3. Bennett, J. (2010). Vibrant matter. A political ecology of things. Durham, UK: Duke University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Bergson, H. (1998). Creative evolution. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.Google Scholar
  5. Davies, B. (2003). Frogs and snails and feminist tales. Preschool children and gender (2nd ed.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.Google Scholar
  6. Davies, B. (2014a). Listening to children. Being and becoming. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.Google Scholar
  7. Davies, B. (2014b). Reading anger in early childhood intra-actions: A diffractive analysis. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(7), 734–741.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Davies, B., De Schauwer, E., Claes, L., De Munck, K., Van De Putte, I., & Verstichele, M. (2013). Recognition and difference: A collective biography. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 26(6), 680–690.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (1987). A thousand plateaus. Capitalism and schizophrenia. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar
  10. Deleuze, G., & Parnet, C. (2007). Dialogue 11. New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  11. Kessler, S., & McKenna, W. (1978). Gender: An ethnomethodological approach. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar
  12. Malins, P. (2007). City folds: Injecting drug use and urban space. In A. Hickey-Moody & P. Malins Houndmills (Eds.), Deleuzian encounters. Studies in contemporary social issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar
  13. Walkerdine, V. (1984). Some day my prince will come. In A. McRobbie & M. Nava (Eds.), Gender and generation. London: Macmillan.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Personalised recommendations