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Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings - Children and Youth in Popular Culture (Hardback)
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Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings - Children and Youth in Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 14/12/2016
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Misfits are often confused with outcasts. Yet misfits rather find themselves in-between that which fits and that which does not. This volume is interested in this slipperiness of misfits and explores the blockages and the promises of such movements, as well as the processes and conditions that produce misfits, the means that enable them to undo their denomination as misfits, and the practices that turn those who fit into misfits, and vice versa. This collection of essays on misfit children produces transmissible motions across and engages in scholarly conversations that unfold betwixt and between in order to make rigid concepts twist and twirl, and ultimately fail to fit.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498525794
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 237 x 158 x 23 mm


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Misfit Children is a fantastic new addition to the scholarship on childhood and various forms of non-conformity. There are none of the usual homilies about innocent children here, only an ever expanding archive of narratives, theories, and representations of the wonderful weirdness of the child and child worlds. -- Jack Halberstam, author of The Queer Art of Failure
A fun and lively volume on misfit kids of all sorts, from the outright monstrous to the gently peculiar. Contributors take up topics as diverse as kid masquerade dancers in Ghana, angsty white boy prodigies in the novels of John Green, Ferenczian psychoanalysis, Slenderman-attributed tween violence, and the medical normalization of transkids. An eclectic but essential contribution to childhood studies. -- Kenneth B. Kidd, University of Florida

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