The book draws from Foucault's notion of power-knowledge-resistance and feminist poststructuralism to offer a re-theorization of parent-child conflict.
'This is essential reading for early childhood professionals, students and parents as it introduces radical new ways of thinking about fundamental issues in early childhood.' - Caroline Barratt-Pugh, Edith Cowan University
'I admire Rethinking Parent and Child Conflict a great deal, and I think this is an important book that should be read by anyone working and researching with children and families.' - Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Books in this forward-thinking series challenge existing practices in early childhood education and reflect the changing images of the field. The series enables readers to engage with contemporary ideas and practices of alternative perspectives which deviate from those theories traditionally associated with the education of young children and their families. Not only do these books make complex theory accessible, they provide early childhood educators with the tools to ensure their practices are backed by appropriate theoretical framework and strong empirical evidence.