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Children who carry stones in their pockets: on autotelic material practices in everyday life
This paper is based on an ongoing empirical journey into the materiality of children's everyday life environments. The theoretical framework relies on post-humanism relational/new materialism as
Mingling and imitating in producing spaces for knowing and being: Insights from a Finnish study of child–matter intra-action
Child–matter relations are often approached teleologically: as serving a distinct purpose often related to socialization and/or development as maturation. Unless these approaches are diversified,
Being nature: interspecies articulation as a species-specific practice of relating to environment
Rather than categorically teaching us ways to be less anthropocentric, environmental education could be about educating us of the ways in which we already are nature as human animals. In this paper,
Things and children in play – improvisation with language and matter
Based on the authors' studies of material-discursively approached lives of children, this paper addresses the educational relevance of playing, through re-entangling and complicating divided,
“A Super Wild Story”: Shared Human–Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg
The three coincidentally shared human–pigeon lives discussed in this article challenge the established conceptualization that when species meet habituation occurs, a smoothing over of differences
Answering the world: young children’s running and rolling as more-than-human multimodal meaning making
Abstract This paper makes a case for a view of young children’s meaning-making in which human actants are not separate from, but deeply entwined in, a more-than-human world. In order to interrogate
Thinking about life and species lines with Pietari and Otto (and garlic breath)
In this paper, multispecies inquiry is not only an inquiry with and between species but inquiry into the very idea of there being multiple species – it is a deconstruction and a reconsideration of life divided by species lines.
On Hanging Laundry: The Place of Beauty in Managing Everyday Life
The data of my empirical research in the field of education discussed in this paper consist of letters produced through correspondence. I asked the participants to write about beauty in their