Paper theorizing children’s aspirations published in the journal Childhood

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The paper was published in a special issue of the journal Childhood . Titled ‘Theorizing children’s subjectivity: Ethnographic investigations in rural Rwanda,’ the paper draws on fieldwork in Rwanda to elaborate upon the concept and application of “subjectivity” in the study of children’s lives. In particular, it highlights the contradictory connotations of subjectivity—that to be a subject suggests an experience- informed awareness about one’s situation, while to be subject attends to the fact that this experience is constituted through systems of dominance and subordination.  It considers this tension for how we might best study children’s aspirations.

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