CANCELLED: Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care
This talk draws upon Wendy Luttrell’s recent book, Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care (2020) and its accompanying website www.childrenframingchildhoods.com. Her longitudinal research put cameras in the hands of diverse children growing up in urban, working-poor communities to photograph their everyday family, school and community lives over time (at ages 10, 12, 16 and 18).
Luttrell will discuss how the children featured their home and school as intersecting dwellings that produce memories, temporalities, identities and feelings of exclusion, inclusion, belonging/longings, love, care, pride, shame and anxiety. Such an evocation of and analysis is at odds with deficit- and damage-based assumptions about working-class childhoods (especially in Black and Latin communities). She will combine the following theoretical lenses to build out concepts of and relationship between care and educational justice – a critical childhood studies perspective; feminist sociological work on inequality, carework and the current “crisis of care”; -with critical race theories about the role of care in learning to re-envision schools as inclusive, imaginative, just and careful spaces.
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