Entangled in the midst of it: a diffractive expression of an ethics for playwork

Russell, Wendy K (2015) Entangled in the midst of it: a diffractive expression of an ethics for playwork. In: Philosophical Perspectives on Play. Routledge/Taylor Francis Group, New York, pp. 191-204. ISBN 9781138841437

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Abstract

The Playwork Principles establish the professional and ethical framework for UK playworkers. They also create contradictions that have an ethical dimension. Following an historical contextualisation, the chapter critiques the assumption of the autonomous rational agent implicit in the Playwork Principles’ understanding of both play and playwork. It reconfigures playwork as relational, affective and affecting, embodied, situated and irreducible to representation in language. Through a diffractive reading of the work of Karen Barad, Rosi Braidotti and Judith Butler, it offers a posthuman, nomadic and relational ethics, acknowledging the emergent, ongoing and intra-active co-production of play spaces in which playworkers are already implicated.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Playwork
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Glos Divisions > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Performing Arts and Play > Performing Arts and Play
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Wendy Russell
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 16:04
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 13:04
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2952

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