The Posthuman Child: Educational Transformation through Philosophy with Picture books

Kirsten Darling-McQuistan (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

This is one of the most challenging book reviews I have ever written, not because I did not enjoy ‘The Posthuman Child’, quite the contrary: this is one of the most interesting and stimulating books I have read in a long time, thus I am in the position of trying to ensure that I do this book the justice it deserves in this review. For me, Murris is utterly captivating in her writing as she guides the reader through a ‘labyrinth’ (p.23) of challenging philosophical ideas stemming from posthumanism. Ideas which encourage deep and existential questions, particularly in relation to dominant Western figurations of ‘children’ and ‘childhood’. Despite the deep intensity of the philosophical and theoretical content, Murris manages to take the reader through this process of questioning, unpicking and ‘diffracting’ (p.14) in a highly supportive manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalEducation in the North
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Children
  • Research
  • Education
  • Post-human Child
  • Murris

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