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Listening to Children: Being and Becoming Through a series of exquisite encounters with children, and through a lucid opening up of new aspects of poststructuralist theorizing, Bronwyn Davies opens up new ways of thinking about, and intra acting with, childrenThis book carefully guides the reader through a wave of thought that turns the known into the unknown, and then slowly, carefully, makes new forms of thought comprehensible, opening, through all the senses, a deep understanding of our embeddedness in encounters with each other and with the material worldThis book takes us into Reggio Emilia inspired Swedish preschools in Sweden, into the author s own community in Australia, into poignant memories of childhood, and offers the reader insights into new ways of thinking about children and their communities the act of listening as emergent and alive ourselves as mobile and multiple subjects the importance of remaining open to the not yet knownDefining research as diffractive, and as experimental, Davies relationship to the teachers and pedagogues she worked with is one of co experimentation Her relationship with the children is one in which she explores the ways in which her own new thinking and being might emerge, even as old ways of thinking and being assert themselves and interfere with the unfolding of the new She draws us into her ongoing experimentation, asking that we think hard, all the while delighting our senses with the poetry of her writing, and the stories of her encounters with children

About the Author: Bronwyn Davies

Bronwyn Davies is an independent scholar based in Sydney, Australia She is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.The distinctive features of her work are her development of innovative social science research methodologies and their relation to the conceptual work of poststructuralist philosophies Her research explores the ethico onto epistemological relations through which particular social worlds are constituted She is best known for her work on gender, for her development of the methodology of collective biography, and her writing on feminism and poststructuralist theory.

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