The Child in the World/The World in the Child

Education and the Configuration of a Universal, Modern, and Globalized Childhood

  • Marianne N. Bloch
  • Devorah Kennedy
  • Theodora Lightfoot
  • Dar Weyenberg

Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Child in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marianne N. Bloch, Devorah Kennedy, Theodora Lightfoot, Dar Weyenberg
      Pages 3-17
  3. Governing the Universal, Modern Child and Family

  4. Governing the Modern and Normal Child through Pedagogical Discourses

  5. Governing the Modern and Post-Modem Citizen and Nation through Universal Reforms in Education

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 230-239

About this book


The contributors look at universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, but actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks.


childhood children democracy education

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianne N. Bloch
    • 1
  • Devorah Kennedy
    • 2
  • Theodora Lightfoot
    • 3
  • Dar Weyenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  3. 3.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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