Misfits are often confused with outcasts. Yet misfits rather find themselves in-between that which fits and that which does not. This volume is interested in this slipperiness of misfits and explores the blockages and the promises of such movements, as well as the processes and conditions that produce misfits, the means that enable them to undo their denomination as misfits, and the practices that turn those who fit into misfits, and vice versa. This collection of essays on misfit children produces transmissible motions across and engages in scholarly conversations that unfold betwixt and between in order to make rigid concepts twist and twirl, and ultimately fail to fit.
Lexington Books; December 2016
- ISBN: 9781498525800
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- Title: Misfit Children
Series: Children and Youth in Popular Culture
- Author: Markus Bohlmann (ed.); Jessica Balanzategui (contrib.); De-Valera N.Y.M Botchway (contrib.); Daniel Butler (contrib.); Danette DiMarco (contrib.); Julian Gill-Peterson (contrib.); Ann Gonzalez (contrib.); Stephen Hartman (contrib.); Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (contrib.); Mark Heimermann (contrib.); Naja Later (contrib.); Craig Martin (contrib.); Sean Moreland (contrib.); Derek Newman-Stille (contrib.); Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo (contrib.); Christopher Parkes (contrib.); Andrew Pump (contrib.); Awo Abena Amoa Sarpong (contrib.); Maria Schwenk (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
Misfit Children is a fantastic new addition to the scholarship on childhood and various forms of non-conformity. There are none of the usual homilies about innocent children here, only an ever expanding archive of narratives, theories, and representations of the wonderful weirdness of the child and child worlds.
About The Author
Markus P. J. Bohlmann is professor of English at Seneca College.