oa Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL) - The Posthuman Child : educational transformation through philosophy with picturebooks, Murris, K. : book review
Karen Barad, a theorist to whom Karin Murris makes extensive reference in her recently published book The Posthuman Child, writes about the concept of the apparatus, based on Niels Bohr's work. This is a different way of thinking about apparatus than we are normally used to - here it is not seen as an instrument for observation, not as a thing, but rather as a doing. Karen Barad describes apparatuses as open-ended practices which create boundaries. More particularly, she sees apparatuses as 'specific material arrangements and material-discursive practices, which provide determinate meanings for concepts and things, entailing exclusions to make them intelligible', in this way 'enacting what matters and what is excluded from mattering' (Barad, 2007: 148).
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