This collection applies the characterizations of children and childhood made in Deleuze and Guattari's work to concerns that have shaped our idea of the child. Bringing together established and new voices, the authors cover philosophy, literature, religious studies, education, sociology and film studies.
These essays question the popular idea that children are innocent adults-in-the-making. They consider aspects of children's lives such as time, language, gender, affect, religion, atmosphere and schooling. As a whole, this book critically interrogates the pervasive interest in the teleology of upward growth of the child.
About the authors
Markus P. J. Bohlmann is a Professor of English at Seneca College, Toronto.
Anna Hickey-Moody is Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT. She is the author of Imagining University Education (Routledge, 2016), The Politics of Widening Participation: Making Educational Futures (Routledge, 2016), Youth, Arts and Education: Reassembling Subjectivity Through Affect (Routledge, 2013) and Unimaginable Bodies (Sense, 2010). She is co-author of Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). She is co-editor of Practice, Pedagogy, Resistance: A New Materialism (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015), Disability Matters: Pedagogy, Media and Affect (Routledge, 2012), and Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).