Researching with children of the Anthropocene: a new paradigm?

Margaret Somerville, Sarah Powell

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    This chapter takes the age of Anthropocene as the time of human entanglement in the fate of the planet, dated by some from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We propose, however, that the full awareness of the consequences of this entanglement will only be felt by children born in the twenty-first century into an entirely different world than the one we know and understand. Interestingly, in the light of this contention, early childhood leads the field of educational research in posthuman scholarship, which we associate with the rise of scholarly work galvanised around the notion of the Anthropocene. These approaches draw variously on Haraway's common worlds, Barad's new materialism, and Deleuze and Guatarri's nomadic philosophies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducational research in the age of the anthropocene
    EditorsVincente Reyes, Jennifer Charteris, Adele Nye, Sofia Mavropoulou
    Place of PublicationHershey, PA
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9781522553182
    ISBN (Print)9781522553175, 1522553177
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series
    PublisherIGI Global
    ISSN (Print)2326-8905
    ISSN (Electronic)2326-8913


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