The importance of contesting dominant discourses

Peter Moss discusses the importance of contesting dominant discourses and “opening up for change, through envisioning utopias and turning them into utopian action. For as Foucault (1988) also notes, there is a close connection between contesting dominant discourses, thinking differently and change: ‘as soon as one can no longer think things as one formerly thought them, transformation becomes both very urgent, very difficult and quite possible’.” (13)

Moss, Peter (2007) ‘Bringing politics into the nursery: early childhood education as a democratic practice’ European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 15(1), 5-20


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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