‘Don’t be Such a Baby!’ Competence and Age as Intersectional Co-markers on Children’s Gender

@article{Hellman2014DontBS,
  title={‘Don’t be Such a Baby!’ Competence and Age as Intersectional Co-markers on Children’s Gender},
  author={A. Hellman and Mia Heikkil{\"a} and Jeanette Sundhall},
  journal={International Journal of Early Childhood},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={327-344}
}
The aim of this paper is to show how norms about age intersect with gender and thus create social positions about incompetent and competent children. The paper also analyzes the relationship between gender, incompetence, and notions of ‘the baby.’ The theoretical framework uses concepts taken from gender theory (Butler, Gender trouble. Feminism and the subversion of identity, 1990, Bodies that matter. On the discursive limits of ‘sex,’ 1993; Thurén, Kvinnovetenskaplig Tidskrift 3–4:69–85, 1996… Expand
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