Governing Childhood Into The 21st Century: Biopolitical Technologies of Childhood Management and…

Hardcover | May 14, 2010

byM. Nadesan

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Neoliberal logics of government shaping childhood today produce market-based frameworks for understanding childhood risks. In this timely work, Nadesan argues that these frameworks encourage affluent parents to pursue individualized technologies of the self to reduce risks posed to their children’s future success. In contrast, neoliberal market frameworks regard lower-income children as “risky,” and therefore deploy targeted disciplines aimed at reducing economic and biopolitical risks to the nation. “Risks” posed by poor children abroad derive from, and legitimize, a new U.S. security discourse that governs primarily through strategic containment and normalization, yet doesn’t hesitate to employ repression. The current global economic crisis points to the limits and paradoxes of the neoliberal logics governing populations, presenting future “risks” for twenty-first century childhood.

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Neoliberal logics of government shaping childhood today produce market-based frameworks for understanding childhood risks. In this timely work, Nadesan argues that these frameworks encourage affluent parents to pursue individualized technologies of the self to reduce risks posed to their children’s future success. In contrast, neoliber...

Majia Holmer Nadesan is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. Her previous books include Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life (2008) and Constructing Autism: Unraveling the ‘Truth’ and Discovering the Social (2005).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613217

ISBN - 13:9780230613218

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Biopolitics, Risk and Childhood * A Genealogy of Family Life and Childhood Governance * Risk, Biopolitics, and Bioeconomics * Biopolitical Sorting Strategies: Comparing Social-Welfare and Neoliberal Problem-Solution Frames * Biopower, Security, and Development * Concluding Chapter on Children and the 21st Century: Risky Economies

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“Majia Holmer Nadesan's Governing Childhood into the 21st Century examines the biopolitical risks of children by a neoliberal individualized risk management regime to reveal the new vulnerabilities and dependencies of the poor under social welfare. This is a thoughtful, carefully-argued treatise that ought to become required reading for students of social policy and education.”--Michael A. Peters, Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign