Forestillinger om barnet i dansk velfærdsstatsligt arbejde i sundhedspleje og i børnhaver

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Abstract

This empirical article investigates the underlying ideas and images of children and childhood in the practice of health visitors and preschool teachers. Theoretically the article is based on the interpretation that these ideas and images are essential to understand the governing of children, though that the ideas of the possible and available subject positions in society are considered to be powerful and productive. As a typology for differing ideas about children and childhood, the article uses the child images developed by Chris Jenks and further developed by Karen M Smith. Furthermore, the analysis draws on concepts of Michel Foucault and Nikolas Rose.

The results are based on ethnographical fieldwork and interviews, and the article concludes that both an innocent and a responsible image of the child form the practice of the health visitors and preschool teachers. An innocent child image fills up most of the time, but when the health visitors and preschool teachers are seeking explicitly to intervene and influence the children, a responsible child image is clearly dominant.
Bidragets oversatte titelForestillinger om barnet i dansk velfærdsstatsligt arbejde i sundhedspleje og i børnhaver
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPedagogy, Culture and Society
Vol/bind28
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)147-163
Antal sider17
ISSN1468-1366
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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