Gendering the Subject in Playful Encounters

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


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.


Creative Evolution Smooth Space Gender Order Repetitive Practice Small Story 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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