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Title: Infantilisations
Contributor(s): Tesar, Marek (author); Peters, Michael A (author); White, Jayne (author); Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid ; Delaune, Andrea (author); Thraves, Genevieve  (author)orcid ; Westbrook, Fiona (author); Devine, Nesta (author); Stewart, Georgina Tuari (author)
Early Online Version: 2021-06-28
DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1933432
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Abstract: Infantilisations is the fourth article in a collective writing project that includes ‘Infantologies’, ‘Infantasies’, ‘Infanticides’, and Infantologies II-Songs of the Cradle. It is a notion and paper directed to the treatment of others as infants, essentially a hierarchical relation of power that supports a functional and routine psychological dependence either by one individual to another or group, or as an institutional ideology that ‘talks down’, ‘dumbs down’ a specific population. In so far as infantilisation stems from the treatment of infants, the term can be used to reflecton on the nature of infant relations where caring for the infant is defined as a way of reducing all forms of psychological dependence with the corresponding (‘educative’) notion of enhancing individual and group functional autonomy through the cultivation of a philosophical and questioning mindset.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Educational Philosophy and Theory, p. 1-11
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1469-5812
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160201 Equity and access to education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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