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Introducing Tameness

  • Rob CreasyEmail author
  • Fiona Corby
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Abstract

The claimed failings of young people, such as a heightened sense of sensitivity and an apparent lack of resilience, have led to them being referred to as snowflakes. This can be seen as the consequence of a tame childhood, wherein risk has been removed from children’s lives and where children are increasingly restricted in what they can do. Contemporary discourses relating to children, childcare, and parenting act as rules which regulate our understanding of each and that what follows from these understandings are practices that shape the lives of children. This is used to introduce the idea of tameness as found within the work of Rittel and Webber.

Keywords

Resilience Snowflakes Risk Childcare Parenting Tameness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Psychological and Social SciencesYork St John UniversityYorkUK
  2. 2.School of Social Sciences, Humanities and LawTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUK

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