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Taking a posthumanist stand in CYC ethics: an ethical-political experiment.

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dc.contributor.author Slade, Angela
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T22:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T22:31:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4162
dc.description.abstract This study presents a critical analysis of ethics in child and youth care (CYC) and a posthumanist-inspired approach to sustainable ethics in line with CYC’s commitment to do ethics. The study constructs the problem of the all-too-humanist-ethical-CYC-body and engages in a rhizodiffractive ethical-political experiment to (re)think/(re)view/(re)write how we come to practice ethics in CYC. Inspired by a posthumanist ontoepistemology, I employ Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of nomadism and becoming as tools to interfere with the current ethical framework in North American CYC. In global, neoliberal times, CYC needs an ethics that focuses, not just on dominant discourses that guide ethical conduct and decision making, but on ethical-bodies-becoming through the unique entanglements of every ethical encounter. What this body of work exposed for the ethical-CYC-practitioner is that taking a stand – one that challenges dominant one-way ethical models for practice – is a necessary precondition for living in global neoliberal times. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Posthumanist en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.subject Rhizodiffractive en_US
dc.subject Critical theory en_US
dc.title Taking a posthumanist stand in CYC ethics: an ethical-political experiment. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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