Place-based disruptions of humanism, coloniality and anti-blackness in early childhood education


This essay engages with the generative potentials and necessity of attunement to place in education. I focus in particular on what bringing Indigenous and Black feminisms and feminist new materialisms into conversation, might mobilize towards unsettling the anthropocentric, colonial and anti-black inheritances of early childhood education. I situate my engagements with place within ongoing and intensifying anthropogenic environmental precarity that underline the imperative of more relational ways of living and learning in always already more-than-human worlds. In bringing feminist new materialisms into conversation with Indigenous and Black feminisms, I am interested in mobilizing relationalities that unsettle human centeredness while also disrupting the universalization of the category of the human.
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