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Inheriting PossibilitySocial Reproduction and Quantification in Education$
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Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901264

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001

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Parenting Performativities

Parenting Performativities

Assemblages of “Difference” and the Material–Discursive Practices of Parenting

(p.73) 3 Parenting Performativities
Inheriting Possibility

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

University of Minnesota Press

The third chapter is the first of two demonstrated diffractive analyses. This chapter begins by examining the question of the extent to which the performative practices of parenting are enfolding historialities in which the parents grew up. And, given the ways in which the forces of race, gender, and class relations are often empirically found to converge in the performativities of parenting, it also (re)considers how the lenses of diffraction and assemblages can be helpful for critical quantitative inquiry of parenting practices.

Keywords:   New materialisms, Education, Inheritance, Deconstruction, social reproduction, SAT, post-humanist studies, philosophy of science, quantitative methods, parenting practices

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