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Children as ‘Being and Becomings’: Children, Childhood and Temporality

Authors: Uprichard, E.;

Children as ‘Being and Becomings’: Children, Childhood and Temporality

Abstract

Notions of ‘being’ and ‘becoming’ are intrinsic to childhood research. Whilst the ‘being’ child is seen as a social actor actively constructing ‘childhood’, the ‘becoming’ child is seen as an ‘adult in the making’, lacking competencies of the ‘adult’ that he or she will ‘become’. However, I argue that both approaches are in themselves problematic. Instead, theorising children as ‘being and becomings’ not only addresses the temporality of childhood that children themselves voice, but presents a conceptually realistic construction suitable to both childhood researchers and practitioners.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Psychoanalysis Temporality Developmental psychology Sociology

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Health (social science), L300, Education, Life-span and Life-course Studies

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