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Axelsson, T. & Qvarsebo, J. (2024). Telling a scientific story and governing the population: The Kallikak story and the historical mutations of the eugenic discourse.. History of Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Telling a scientific story and governing the population: The Kallikak story and the historical mutations of the eugenic discourse.
2024 (English)In: History of Psychology, ISSN 1093-4510, E-ISSN 1939-0610Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this article, we follow the trails of 20th-century psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard’s influential study of the Kallikak family. Goddard’s study is treated as a scientific story with two interlocking dimensions: One is the actual story of the Kallikak family, with literary elements such as setting, plot, and characters. The other dimension is the broader eugenic discourse, a powerful scientific narrative that calls for action in relation to society and the population. The purpose of the article is twofold. Firstly, to analyze the forming and articulations of this story and to explore some of the consequences for governing the population that it has made possible. Secondly, to explore some aspects of what a Foucauldian analytics of government can contribute with in relation to Goddard’s work and the eugenic discourse from the early 20th century to today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2024
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66729 (URN)10.1037/hop0000256 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-04-12 Created: 2024-04-12 Last updated: 2024-04-12Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, T. & Qvarsebo, J. (2022). Skola och medborgarfostran: mellan pedagogik, vetenskap och moral (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skola och medborgarfostran: mellan pedagogik, vetenskap och moral
2022 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022. p. 173 Edition: 1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56131 (URN)9789144121444 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-18 Created: 2022-11-18 Last updated: 2023-10-05Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (2021). The Historical Emergence of Modern Childhood. In: Nikki Fairchild; Lacey Peters; Michelle Salazar Perez; Marek Tesar & Nicola Yelland (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Global Childhoods: Volume 1 (pp. 130-141). London: Sage Publications
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2021 (English)In: The Sage Handbook of Global Childhoods: Volume 1 / [ed] Nikki Fairchild; Lacey Peters; Michelle Salazar Perez; Marek Tesar & Nicola Yelland, London: Sage Publications, 2021, p. 130-141Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In just a little over 100 years, children's living conditions together with the very notion of childhood have changed dramatically in the Western world. Child labor has been banned and institutions for care and schooling have become the primary life world of children rather than the farm and the household. Children are today perceived as individuals in their own right, as maturing through various developmental stages, and as having certain undeniable social and legal rights in relation to both parents and society. This development can of course be thought of in terms of humanitarian progress. But alongside this development we can also observe an increase in the monitoring and governing of children's lives, to the point that childhood can be thought of as ‘the most intensely governed sector of personal existence’ (Rose, 1999: 123). Against the backdrop of humanistic development on the one hand and an increasing governing of childhood on the other, this chapter explores the historical transformations of childhood through the lens of a few overarching themes: industrialization and urbanization, children's path into public life and citizenship, changed notions of the child's nature and being, and the scientification of the child.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2021
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56212 (URN)9781529762105 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-25 Created: 2022-11-25 Last updated: 2024-04-18Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (2021). The moral regime of norm critical pedagogics: new ways of governing the Swedish pre-school child (ed.). Critical Studies in Education, 62(2), 164-178
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2021 (English)In: Critical Studies in Education, ISSN 1750-8487, E-ISSN 1750-8495, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 164-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, many programs and manuals for ‘norm criticism´ have been produced for schools in Sweden. In this article, I situate norm criticism and norm critical pedagogics within discourses of values and norms, legal rights and policies through a close reading of the material produced for the Swedish pre-school. I explore the targets, modes, and techniques of governing the child through norm critical programs and practices. I give special attention to the moral regime inscribed in the norm critical project and how the desirable and undesirable subject is constructed. By problematizing norm critical pedagogics, the article propositions them (contrary to its advocates’ claims) as doing much more than widening social norms, creating tolerance for diversity, or furthering freedom and authenticity. Norm criticism attempts to reshape power-relations, assert the moral authority of professionals, and produce a state-approved social subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Governmentality, education, pre-school, norm critical pedagogics
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-3564 (URN)10.1080/17508487.2019.1596961 (DOI)000467766200001 ()2-s2.0-85063471793 (Scopus ID)29536 (Local ID)29536 (Archive number)29536 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (Ed.). (2018). Educare 2018:1: Artiklar (ed.). : Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educare 2018:1: Artiklar
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle, 2018. p. 210
Series
Educare, ISSN 1653-1868 ; 1
Keywords
Utbildningsvetenskap
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8221 (URN)24808 (Local ID)9789171049124 (ISBN)9789171049131 (ISBN)24808 (Archive number)24808 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-06-02Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (2018). Fabricating and Governing the Swedish School Pupil: The Swedish Post-War School Reform and Changing Discourses of Discipline and Behaviour (ed.). Nordic Journal of Educational History, 5(2), 111-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fabricating and Governing the Swedish School Pupil: The Swedish Post-War School Reform and Changing Discourses of Discipline and Behaviour
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Educational History, ISSN 2001-7766, E-ISSN 2001-9076, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 111-130Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article examines the dominant discourses of behaviour and discipline in the debate on schooling and the conduct of school pupils in Swedish professional teacher journals between 1946 and 1962, the formative years of the Swedish comprehensive school. Drawing from the theoretical framework of discourse, governmentality and the fabrication of the subject developed by Michel Foucault, the fabrication and governing of the school pupil is highlighted and analysed. The findings of the study are related to historical research of the period as well as Foucauldian studies where a historical shift of perspectives on discipline and behaviour in the school have been proposed. The result is a detailed analysis of the fabrication and governing of the subject within the dominant discourses of behaviour and discipline during the period, as well as a critical nuancing of the idea of this historical shift.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Journal of Educational History, 2018
Keywords
Educational History, Governmentality, Discourse, Subject, Childhood, Youth
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-3670 (URN)27137 (Local ID)27137 (Archive number)27137 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-06-02Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, T. & Qvarsebo, J. (2017). Barndomens historiska framväxt (ed.). In: Bim Riddersporre, Sven Persson (Ed.), Bim Riddersporre, Sven Persson (Ed.), Utbildningsvetenskap för förskolan [Andra utgåvan]: (pp. 43-63). : Natur & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barndomens historiska framväxt
2017 (Swedish)In: Utbildningsvetenskap för förskolan [Andra utgåvan] / [ed] Bim Riddersporre, Sven Persson, Natur & Kultur , 2017, p. 43-63Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Natur & Kultur, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-9836 (URN)23205 (Local ID)9789127818767 (ISBN)23205 (Archive number)23205 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (Ed.). (2017). Educare 2017:2: Artiklar (ed.). : Malmö högskola, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educare 2017:2: Artiklar
2017 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö högskola, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle, 2017. p. 198
Series
Educare, ISSN 1653-1868 ; 2
Keywords
Utbildningsvetenskap
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8259 (URN)23552 (Local ID)9789171047915 (ISBN)9789171047922 (ISBN)23552 (Archive number)23552 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, T. & Qvarsebo, J. (2017). Maktens skepnader och effekter: Maktanalys i Foucaults anda (ed.). : Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maktens skepnader och effekter: Maktanalys i Foucaults anda
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. p. 184
Keywords
Foucault, disciplinär makt, biomakt, pastoral makt, styrningsmakt
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8064 (URN)23173 (Local ID)9789144109572 (ISBN)23173 (Archive number)23173 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Qvarsebo, J. (Ed.). (2016). Educare 2016:2: Conference issue: politics of identity, activism and pedagogy in punk of hip-hop studies (ed.). : Malmö högskola, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educare 2016:2: Conference issue: politics of identity, activism and pedagogy in punk of hip-hop studies
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö högskola, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle, 2016. p. 98
Series
Educare, ISSN 1653-1868 ; 2
Keywords
Hiphop, Punk, Subkulturer, Ungdomsforskning
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8214 (URN)20937 (Local ID)978-91-7104-700-7 (ISBN)978-91-7104-701-4 (ISBN)20937 (Archive number)20937 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
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