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  1. The Modern Construction of Childhood: What Does It Do to the Paradox of Modernity?Guoping Zhao - 2011 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (3):241-256.
    The examination of the modern construction of subject is not over yet. Although many thinkers have exhausted its conceptual ambiguities and practical consequences, its impact is far from fully understood without an analysis of the construction of childhood for the future subject. In this essay, I problematize five constructions of childhood that emerged in the modern time and scrutinize the impasses of logic or conceptual ambiguities within, along with the practical consequences thereof. I explore how the modern construction of childhood (...)
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  • (Post)Feminist Development Fables: The Girl Effect and the Production of Sexual Subjects.Heather Switzer - 2013 - Feminist Theory 14 (3):345-360.
    The Nike Foundation’s flagship corporate social responsibility campaign, ‘The Girl Effect’, has generated support for targeted investments in adolescent girls as the ‘key’ economic development in the global south. As a representational regime, the campaign is an example of an increasingly hegemonic discourse of global girl power via formal education. In an era of ‘sexualisation moral panic’ regarding representations of contemporary young female sexual subjectivities in the global north, this article considers ideological figurings of adolescent female sexual embodiment in the (...)
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