publication . Article . 2015

Children’s Violently Themed Play and Adult Imaginaries of Childhood: A Bakhtinian Analysis

Rosen, R.;
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  • Published: 02 Aug 2015 Journal: International Journal of Early Childhood, volume 47, pages 235-250 (issn: 0020-7187, eissn: 1878-4658, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Children’s violently themed play has long been contentious within educational policy, parenting literature, and the academe, with conflicting views as to its immediate and long-term consequences. Yet, little attention has been given to the way in which the meanings and values attributed to childhood influence these debates. Drawing on an ethnographic study of a Nursery in London, England, this article explores the different ideas about childhood contained within policies of the setting and educators’ responses to children’s violently themed play. The article draws on the work of the Bakhtinian circle to suggest ...
free text keywords: Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Ethnography, Early childhood education, Early childhood, Social relation, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Interpersonal relationship, Childhood, Violently themed play, Adult–child social relations, Bakhtin, Early childhood education
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publication . Article . 2015

Children’s Violently Themed Play and Adult Imaginaries of Childhood: A Bakhtinian Analysis

Rosen, R.;