Interrupting the child/adult dichotomy: A genealogy of genius as an administrative object in educational discourse

Baker, Bernadette (2003) Interrupting the child/adult dichotomy: A genealogy of genius as an administrative object in educational discourse. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 19(2), pp. 45-72.

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Abstract

Part of a special issue on childhood and cultural studies. The writer provides a genealogy of genius that interrupt the child/adult dichotomy and disrupts the notion of child as subject. Tracing the evolution of the notion of “genius,” she notes that although conceptualizations of genius have changed considerably over the years, it has continually been a concept that distinguishes the haves from the have-nots. The writer maintains that the idea of genius consistently invokes images of both maleness and whiteness and marginalizes the experiences of women and other groups.

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ID Code: 89889
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Genius; Cognitive development; Gifted & talented education
ISSN: 1942-2563
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2015 00:45
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 00:50

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