Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane : Precarious Positions

MALLETT, Rebecca, OGDEN, Cassie and SLATER, Jenny, eds. (2016). Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane : Precarious Positions. Chester, University of Chester Press.

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Emerging from the internationally recognised Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane conference series, the chapters in this book offer wide-ranging critiques of that most pervasive of ideas, “normal”. In particular, they explore the precarious positions we are presented with and, more often than not, forced into by ‘normal’, and its operating system, “normalcy” (Davis, 2010). They are written by activists, students, practitioners and academics and offer related but diverse approaches. Importantly, however, the chapters also ask, what if increasingly precarious encounters with, and positions of, marginality and non-normativity offers us a chance (perhaps the chance) to critically explore the possibilities of “imagining otherwise”?

Item Type: Edited Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Depositing User: Jen Slater
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 08:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 08:24

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