This book makes the case for young children as both keenly materially aware of and highly dependent on sets of interrelated material-discursive circumstances.
Author: Casey Y. Myers
This book makes the case for young children as both keenly materially aware of and highly dependent on sets of interrelated material-discursive circumstances. It argues that long-term engagement with children around the topic of meaning-matter relations upends many taken-for-granted notions of consumption, self-regulation, knowledge production, and what constitutes quality of life within a school setting. The book provides complex accounts of agency on multiple scales - the capability of children to shape and share research, the force of objects, stuff, and things to impact the "social" workings of a classroom, and the impact of nonhuman animals on the trajectory of the ways in which children relate to each other. This work makes a significant contribution to both theoretical conceptions and practical enactments of childhoods, productively addressing the many contradictions inherent in a posthuman and participatory approach to researching with young children. It also offers insights into how the everyday materialities of children’s classrooms (and their complex representations) are capable of disrupting the common-sense order of things.
This book offers a new approach for theorising and undertaking childhood research.
Author: Peter Kraftl
This book offers a new approach for theorising and undertaking childhood research. It combines insights from childhood and generational studies with object-oriented ontologies, new materialisms, critical race and gender theories to address a range of key, intractable challenges facing children and young people. Bringing together traditional social-scientific research methods with techniques from digital media studies, archaeology, environmental nanoscience and the visual arts, After Childhood: Re-thinking Environment, Materiality and Media in Children's Lives presents a way of doing childhood research that sees children move in and out of focus. In doing so, children and their experiences are not completely displaced; rather, new perspectives on concerns facing children around the world are unravelled which dominant approaches to childhood studies have not yet fully addressed. The book draws on the author’s detailed case studies from his research in historical and geographical contexts. Examples range from British children’s engagement with plastics, energy and other matter, to the positioning of diverse Brazilian young people in environmental and resource challenges, and from archaeological evidence about childhoods in the USA and Europe to the global circulation of children’s toys through digital media. The book will appeal to human geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, education studies scholars and others working in the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies, as well as to anyone looking for a range of novel, interdisciplinary frames for thinking about childhood.
15 papers which present practical case studies in experimental archaeology, as well as more theoretical work.
Author: Dragos Gheorghiu
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
Contributions: 1) The experimentation of technologies linked to vegetable food: the production of flour at Bilancino (Florence Italy) 30.000 BP (Biancamaria Aranguren and Anna Revedin); 2) Daily practices of prehistoric Europe during the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition (Jacqui Wood); 3) New experimental approaches on lithic projectile macro-wear analysis: A case study (Cinzia Loi and Vittorio Brizzi); 4) Experiments and technological analyses on Neolithic ceramics from Lamezia plain, Calabria (Rocco Purri and Simona Scarcella); 5) Storage vessels in the Mediterranean area in the late Middle Ages: Interpreting technical devices with reference to ethnographic and historical sources (Marta Caroscio); 6) An archaeology of the Iron Age coastal salt industry: The essential role of experiment (Marie-Yvane Daire, Catherine Bizien-Jaglin and Anna Baudry); 7) Experiments with Ancient Copper Smelting Technologies (Stanislav Grigoriev); 8) Shropshire Council Experimental Archaeology in Charcoal Burning and Iron Smelting (Mick Krupa); 9) The Minoan Double-V-Necked Dress (Bernice R. Jones); 10) Using Experimental Archaeology to answer the unanswerable: A case study using Roman Dyeing (Heather Hopkins); 11) Traces of fire and pieces of clay: A preliminary approach to landscape through the remains of Neolithic burnt houses (Styliani Kaltsogianni); 12) Harmony of the material and the immaterial in prehistoric monuments. Experimental investigation of ancient light and shadow interaction: A case study (Emilia Pasztor); 13) Experimenting technological rituals (Dragos Gheorghiu); 14) Between research and tourism: A case of integrated experimental archaeology in Sardinia (M. G. Melis, R. Cappai, L. Doro, L. Manca and S. Piras); 15) The role of experiment as an educational approach in maritime archaeology (Francesca Oliveri).
Afterword -- References -- Index
Author: Rachel Brooks
Publisher: Foundations and Futures of Education
Afterword -- References -- Index
This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in childhood studies, early childhood education, social sciences, cultural sciences and sociology.
Author: Maarit Alasuutari
Exploring Materiality in Childhood: Body, Relations and Space explores the multiple ways that childhood and materiality are intertwined and assembled. Bringing together a diverse range of authors, this topical book makes a scholarly contribution to our understanding of the entanglements of materiality and childhoods in international contexts. Chapters explore how various environments and material resources, including technologies and consumer goods, affect children’s lives. The book caters to a diverse range of theories, in sociomaterialist, posthumanist, post-anthropocentric and more-than-human research, critically exploring the boundaries of these theoretical approaches with diverse empirical cases. These wide ranges of perspectives develop alternatives to human-centred approaches in understanding children and childhoods. With its diverse theoretical and methodological choices, the book also serves as a versatile example for how to conduct research with children and on childhood. This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in childhood studies, early childhood education, social sciences, cultural sciences and sociology.
Heeding the cue provided by its material presentation as a board book moves
children and childhood from the margins to the center of ... In light of these and
other concerns, materiality is a key facet in the realm of books for children. This
Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Abate examines how board books, coloring books, bedtime stories, and series detective fiction written and published specifically for adults question the boundaries of genre and challenge the assumption that adulthood and childhood are mutually exclusive.
One possibility is that they are the products contexts a marked difference in
quantity , as measured of children who were imitating their mother ' s and / or in
count and weight density , is evident . As discussed father ' s production of larger
Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological
Accompanying CD-Rom contains supplementary text, figures and tables for various chapters.
... preschool children 325; parents of school-age children 325–326 children's
literacy development and parental support 327 children's materialities and
artifacts 21–22 children's media 314 children's motivation 331 children's personal
Author: Natalia Kucirkova
The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood focuses specifically on the most cutting-edge, innovative and international approaches in the study of children’s use of and learning with digital technologies. This edited volume is a comprehensive survey of methods in children’s technologies and contains a rich repertoire of studies from diverse fields and research, including both educational and developmental psychology, post-humanist literacy, applied linguistics, language and phenomenology and narrative approaches. For ease of reference, the Handbook's 28 chapters are divided into four thematic sections: introduction and opening reflections; studies answering ontological questions, which theorize how children take on original identities in becoming literate with technologies; studies answering epistemological questions, which focus on how children’s knowledge and learning are (co)constructed with a diverse range of technologies; studies answering practice-related questions, which explore the resources and conditions that create the most powerful learning opportunities for children. Expertly edited, this interdisciplinary and international compendium is an ideal introduction to such a diverse, multi-faceted field.
Researchers of childhood have written remarkable works on children's places
and spaces that demonstrate how modern childhood is indeed constituted
through the design of specific kinds of landscapes (de Coninck— Smith &
Author: Estrid Sørensen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Based on classroom ethnography, Sorensen investigates how different forms of learning arise when different learning materials are involved."
Author: Per Cornell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
This collection of texts is a first step towards providing a theoretical and methodological platform for the study of social encounters. The social encounter is a particular sort of concept, focusing on confusion, tension, trauma, and possibly social change that may emerge in situations of contact when people and things interact. A social encounter is, however, not only about negotiation or contemplating existence, but is rather about what happens when people interact actively, when they involve themselves with people and materialities, when they move around, fetch things, use things, leave things etc. The repeated social encounter is often a confrontation with something, such as an opinion, a performance, or with materialities and the effects are often unpredictable. Encounters may reproduce a social pattern, but also contain potential for transformation and change. Such varied responses to encounters will certainly have effects on the archaeological record. The primary focus of the volume is the effects and processes involved in intra- and inter-societal encounters. The collection hence fills a theoretical and methodological gap in the study of the encounter in archaeology. There is a need for elaborating aspects of postcolonial theory in order to develop new ways of approaching the archaeological record. The articles of this volume include examples from various regions and time periods. They range from Scandinavian Stone Age, through Buddhist social practices of the first millennium AD, Maya warfare and ideology, to Aboriginal-European encounters in 20th century Australia. Per Cornell (PhD, Ass. Prof.) is currently lecturer at the Department of archaeology, University of Gothenburg. Cornell has been involved in extensive field-work in Latin America and current research topics include settlement archaeology, formation processes and social theory. Among his recent books are Local, Regional, Global, co-edited with Per Stenborg (Gotarc, 2004).
But many graves of children are quite plentiful , in fact containing too many
artefacts , which shatters the image of burial goods as representing the buried
individuals profession and status . We can , for instance , consider those graves
Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
16 papers presented from an EAA session held at Krakow in 2006, exploring various aspects of the archaeology of death. Contents: Chapter 1. The Materiality of Death: Bodies, Burials, Beliefs (Fredrik Fahlander & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 2. More than Metaphor: Approaching the Human Cadaver in Archaeology (Liv Nilsson Stutz); Chapter 3. A Piece of the Mesolithic. Horizontal Stratigraphy and Bodily Manipulations at Skateholm (Fredrik Fahlander); Chapter 4. Excavating the KingsAe Bones: The Materiality of Death in Practice and Ethics Today 9Anders Kaliff & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 5. From Corpse to Ancestor: The Role of Tombside Dining in the Transformation of the Body in Ancient Rome (Regina Gee); Chapter 6. Cremations, Conjecture and Contextual Taphonomies: Material Strategies during the 4th to 2nd Millennia BC in Scotland (Paul R J Duffy and Gavin MacGregor); Chapter 7. Ritual and Remembrance at Archaic Crustumerium. The Transformations of Past and Modern Materialities in the Cemetery of Cisterna Grande (Rome, Italy) (Ulla Rajala); Chapter 8. Reuse in Finnish Cremation Cemeteries under Level Ground - Examples of Collective Memory (Anna Wickholm); Chapter 9. Life and Death in the Bronze Age of the NW of Iberian Peninsula (Ana M. S. Bettencourt); Chapter 10. Norwegian Face-Urns: Local Context and Interregional Contacts (Malin Aasbe); Chapter 11. The Use of Ochre in Stone Age Burials of the East Baltic (Ilga Zagorska); Chapter 12. oDeath Mythso: Performing of Rituals and Variation in Corpse Treatment during the Migration Period in Norway (Siv Kristoffersen and Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 13. Reproduction and Relocation of Death in Iron Age Scandinavia (Terje Gansum); Chapter 14. A Road for the VikingAes Soul (Ake Johansson); Chapter 15. A Road to the Other Side (Camilla Gr); Chapter 16. Stones and Bones: The Myth of Ymer and Mortuary Practises with an Example from the Migration Period in Uppland, Central Sweden (Christina Lindgren).
being forced to seek shelter in a stone hollow from the unusual , even unheimlich
, weather and the two children hiding out in the natural ' Häuschen ' on the
mountain in Bergkristall . Just as the children are subsequently exposed to the ...
Author: Peter D. Smith
Metaphor and Materiality explores the relationship between literature and science from the end of the eighteenth century to the Cold War period. This wide-ranging study reveals how major works of German and Austrian literature interrogate contemporary scientific paradigms and metaphors. An introductory chapter discusses current approaches to the study of science, drawing on the work of Rorty, Kuhn and Toulmin amongst others. Subsequent chapters analyse in detail key literary works, setting them in a scientific and philosophical context: Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1809), Buchner's Dantons Tod and Woyzeck (1835-7), Stifter's Kalkstein and Bergkristall (1853), Musil's Die Verwirrungen des Zoglings Torless (1906), and Brecht's Leben des Galilei (1955). The extensive bibliography will prove invaluable to researchers in the field of literature and science.
This book is the first study of disability in postcolonial fiction.
Author: C. Barker
This book is the first study of disability in postcolonial fiction. Focusing on canonical novels, it explores the metaphorical functions and material presence of disabled child characters. Barker argues that progressive disability politics emerge from postcolonial concerns, and establishes dialogues between postcolonialism and disability studies.
The most common form of ningyo kuyö today enacts the detachment of what in
practice are old toys , but dolls can also serve as offerings to a deity when
praying for child conception and children protection and as doubles ( “ alternative
Author: Fabio Rambelli
Publisher: ARC: Asian Religions and Cultu
Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality, addressing the status of material objects and their role in the quest for salvation. This is an innovative book that addresses the ways in which Buddhism has conceived of, and dealt with, material objects ranging from the environment to everyday tools, ritual implements, icons, and sacred texts. Contrary to received assumptions, careful reading of original sources and study of ritual practices show that in Buddhism the realm of materiality is not simply an obstacle for spiritual pursuits but also a space for interplay in which human beings can give shape and expression to their deepest religious and spiritual ideas.
The volume is written in an accessible style suitable for non-specialists, and it is equipped with a helpful resource bibliography that organizes select secondary sources from these essays into meaningful categories for further study.
Author: Shawn W. Flynn
The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children in the ancient world has been an important tool to understand the function of children in biblical texts. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World broadly introduces children in the ancient world, and specifically children in the Bible. It brings together an international group of experts who help readers understand how children are constructed in biblical literature across three broad areas: children in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, children in Christian writings and the Greco-Roman world, and children and materiality. The diverse essays cover topics such as: vows in Ugarit and the Hebrew Bible, obstetric knowledge, infant abandonment, the role of marriage, Greek abandonment texts, ritual entry for children into Christian communities, education, sexual abuse, and the role of archeological figurines in children’s lives. The volume also includes expertise in biological anthropology to study the skeletal remains of ancient children, as well as how ancient texts illuminate Mary’s female maturity. The volume is written in an accessible style suitable for non-specialists, and it is equipped with a helpful resource bibliography that organizes select secondary sources from these essays into meaningful categories for further study. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World is a helpful introduction to any who study children and childhood in the ancient world. In addition, the volume will be of interest to experts who are engaged in historical approaches to biblical studies, while appreciating how the ancient world continues to illuminate select topics in biblical texts.
'Materialities' is as much about how to study print culturally as it is about 'the music itself'. In this way it aligns with histories of the book by scholars such as Roger Chartier, adding a musical perspective to studies of print culture.
Author: Kate Van Orden
Publisher: New Cultural History of Music
'Materialities' is a cultural history of song on the page. Concentrating on print in the early modern period, it approaches its topic via the French chanson, arguably the most broadly disseminated genre of polyphony in the sixteenth century. 'Materialities' is as much about how to study print culturally as it is about 'the music itself'. In this way it aligns with histories of the book by scholars such as Roger Chartier, adding a musical perspective to studies of print culture.