Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood

Voices of Transgender Children in Early Childhood Education

Reflections on Resistance and Resiliency

Authors: Sullivan, Ashley Lauren, Urraro, Laurie

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  • Marries both theory and praxis and captures the authentic narratives of trans individuals in the early elementary school system
  • Includes discussions about maximum control over the physical body, safe spaces, restrictive curriculum methods, and public humiliation in the context of the school setting
  • Explores Foucault’s normalization of the body theory
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About this book

This volume explores transgender children and internalized body normalization in early childhood education settings, steeped in critical methodologies including post-structuralism, queer theory, and feminist approaches. The book marries theory and praxis, submitting to current and future teachers a text that not only presents authentic narratives about trans children in early childhood education, but also analyzes the forces at work behind gender policing, gender segregation, and transphobic education policies. As the struggles and triumphs of trans individuals have reached a watershed moment in the social fabric of the United States, this text offers a snapshot into the lives of ten transgender people as they reflect on their earliest memories in the American educational system.

About the authors

Ashley L. Sullivan is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Penn State Behrend, USA. Her research focuses on young transgender children in early education settings, children’s literature containing transgender characters, children in poverty, reconceptualist methodologies, and kindergarten “readiness.”

Laurie L. Urraro is Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish at Penn State Behrend, USA. She teaches language and culture classes. Her research focuses on contemporary female-authored Spanish drama, gender and sexuality, and women’s issues.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Trans Who?! Understanding Transgender Children

    Pages 1-16

    Sullivan, Ashley L. (et al.)

  • Being Young and Trans in School

    Pages 17-40

    Sullivan, Ashley L. (et al.)

  • Theory, History, and Realities of Transgender Individuals

    Pages 41-58

    Sullivan, Ashley L. (et al.)

  • Hiding in the Open: Portraits of Trans Partners (Birth-Age Eight)

    Pages 59-92

    Sullivan, Ashley L. (et al.)

  • Spaces, Places, Faces- Erases and Embraces: Actions and Experiences of the Trans Child Within Normative Frameworks

    Pages 93-148

    Sullivan, Ashley L. (et al.)

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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voices of Transgender Children in Early Childhood Education
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Resistance and Resiliency
Authors
Series Title
Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13483-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13483-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13482-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13485-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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