The Ethics and Politics of Knowledge Production in Childhood Studies
This concluding chapter outlines some of the key theoretical insights explored in the book and their potential contributions towards the further development of childhood studies as a critical practice. The chapter makes the case for a critically open childhood studies which is aware and mindful about its own ontological entanglements with knowledge and for the irreducible character of the field’s very object of inquiry, namely, ‘the child’. These insights are considered in light of the ethics and politics of knowledge production in childhood studies and the material effects they have on children’s lives.
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