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What are Little Kids Made of, in Theory?

Over the past six weeks of this serial essay I have taken up what I consider to be some of the most important conceptual frameworks through which to think the generation of children, particularly in relation to their adult others.  … Continue reading

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Hylomorphism and Pedagogy: Plato’s Technical Political Physics

Introduction In this first installment of my serial essay on the generation of the child, I undertake a focused reading from John Protevi’s wonderfully synthetic and comparative work, Political Physics (2001), which evaluates the differing strengths of Jacques Derrida and … Continue reading

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Snippet: How To Kill Your Bully (But Not Get Away With It)

I’m heading to Puerto Rico next week for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting.  Here is a snippet from the paper I will be presenting on the criminalization of bullying as a biopolitical technology of the population-formation of gay children: … Continue reading

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Protecting Gay Kids By Punishing Bullies: Some Legal Questions

As part of the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality’s ongoing Queer Theory Workshops, I recently attended a panel that included Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN, and Richard Kim, Executive Editor at The Nation.  At issue were hate … Continue reading

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