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Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood

Governing Childhood into the 21st Century

Biopolitical Technologies of Childhood Management and Education

Authors: Nadesan, M.

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Neoliberal logics of government shaping childhood today produce market-based frameworks for understanding childhood risks. In this timely work, Nadesan argues that these frameworks encourage affluent parents to pursue individualized technologies of the self to reduce risks posed to their children's future success.

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MAJIA HOLMER NADESAN is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, USA.

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"Majia Holmer Nadesan's Governing Childhood into the 21st Century examines the biopolitical risks of children by a neoliberal individualized risk management regime to reveal the new vulnerabilities and dependencies of the poor under social welfare. This is a thoughtful, carefully-argued treatise that ought to become required reading for students of social policy and education." - Michael A. Peters, Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction to Biopolitics, Risk, and Childhood

    Pages 1-18

    Nadesan, Majia Holmer

  • A Genealogy of Family Life and Childhood Governance

    Pages 19-62

    Nadesan, Majia Holmer

  • Risk, Biopolitics, and Bioeconomics

    Pages 63-110

    Nadesan, Majia Holmer

  • Biopolitical Sorting: Comparing Neoliberal and Social Welfare Problem-Solution Frames

    Pages 111-152

    Nadesan, Majia Holmer

  • Biopower, Security, and Development

    Pages 153-178

    Nadesan, Majia Holmer

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing Childhood into the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Biopolitical Technologies of Childhood Management and Education
Authors
Series Title
Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10649-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230106499
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61321-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 245
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