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Friendly Guns: Power, Play, and Choice in Preschool
Journal of Childhood Studies
This paper examines the power relations that emerged during an eight-week study of an afterschool program in a Montessori preschool. Drawing from a theoretical assemblage that engages Foucault's theory of biopower and Bennett's conceptualization of thing power, I analyze the intra-actions between the human and more-than-human and consider how children's bodies were disciplined to do and be certain things during a time of day when children could choose their play activities. A critical discoursedoi:10.18357/jcs00019908 fatcat:qkzyjbkgpnc6np3aepsanklsjm