Exploring the Emergence of the Subject in Power: Infant Geographies

  title={Exploring the Emergence of the Subject in Power: Infant Geographies},
  author={Louise Holt},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={645 - 663}
  • L. Holt
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Psychology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Following Butler's argument that understanding the operations of power requires an examination of the contexts of ‘infants' emergence’, this paper explores the potential for infant geographies. Butler points to the importance of infancy to subjection, the formation of psyches, and the ‘fiction’ of an interior or socially anterior self. Attention to infants' everyday geographies therefore has the potential to unravel how individuals are subjected; how power becomes an embodied part of… 
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