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dc.contributor.authorArndt, Sonja Kathrinaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTesar, Mareken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T02:49:09Z
dc.date.available2016en_NZ
dc.date.available2016-02-24T02:49:09Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationArndt, S., & Tesar, M. (2016). A more-than-social movement: The post-human condition of quality in the early years. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 1–10. http://doi.org/10.1177/1463949115627896en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9950
dc.description.abstractThis article explores quality in early childhood education by de-elevating the importance of the human subject and experience, and heightening instead a focus on and tensions with the post- human. The argument traces the intricate web of ‘qualities’ woven throughout entanglements of subjects, objects and things that constitute what is referred to as ‘the early years sector’. The strike through the social in this post-human condition exposes critical concerns about the ‘problem’ of quality, and foregrounds the urgency of rupturing the status quo. Dislodged from the perceived comfort and safety of human control and determination, quality in the speculative state of the more-than-social movement can expect no conclusion. Instead, the (re)configuration of the early years sector as a more-than-social movement compels a rethinking of the dominance of human-centric philosophies. By repositioning Kristeva’s semiotic subject-in-process and Havel’s subject positionings within automatisms, this analysis inserts ‘non-human-being’ and ‘multiple beings-times’ into the ‘problem with quality’. In the early childhood sector, these ruptures create generative possibilities of quality entanglements with and beyond the human.en_NZ
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dc.rights© The Author(s) 2016
dc.titleA more-than-social movement: The post-human condition of quality in the early yearsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1463949115627896en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfContemporary Issues in Early Childhooden_NZ
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id137482
pubs.end-page10
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.notesQA Ebscoen_NZ
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/FEDU
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/FEDU/Te Whiringa
 School of Educational Leadership and Policy
pubs.volume17en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1463-9491en_NZ


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