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Huuki, T. (2019). Collaging the virtual: Exploring gender materialisations in the artwork of pre-teen children. Childhood, 26(4), 430–447.

Collaging the virtual : exploring gender materialisations in the artwork of pre-teen children

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Author: Huuki, Tuija1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: SAGE Publications, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-07-29


This article draws on a co-productive, arts-based study, in Northern Finland, of 40 children from 10 to 11 years of age. Applying Gilles Deleuze’s idea of the virtual, the author maps the journey of the children’s creative activities, as developed through a series of workshops over one academic year. This article demonstrates how repetitive crafting and photographing can accelerate an actualisation of expansive ideas of gender and ‘self-hood’, ideas emerging in manners that disrupt rigid expectations of girlhood and boyhood.

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Series: Childhood. A global journal of child research
ISSN: 0907-5682
ISSN-E: 1461-7013
ISSN-L: 0907-5682
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
Pages: 430 - 447
DOI: 10.1177/0907568219862321
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Funding: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Academy of Finland 2016-21 (Grant number 295000).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 295000
Detailed Information: 295000 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2019. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.