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Dorte Marie Søndergaard

Intra-active subject formation – with friends and violent video games

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Violent videogames and their implications for children’s and youth’s subject formation have engaged researchers and educational professionals for many years. In a study on bullying, I asked: Why does online violent gaming become so attractive to children and youth positioned in schools saturated with bullying practices? How do they encounter and develop this relevance together? I will discuss the potentials and limitations in an agential realist approach to analyses rooted in these questions, and argue that although agential realist conceptualizations of diffraction and material-discursive intra-activity promise a strong potential re. attention to complexity, in order to be helpful the concepts need further diffractive readings with theories that offer refined understandings of subject formation. And – that the science-approach of agential realisme, in relation to analyses of ethnographic material, must be read as merely providing metaphors for complex enactments and thus as feeding analytical imagination.
Udgivelsesår21 maj 2016
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 21 maj 2016
BegivenhedThe Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Varighed: 18 maj 201621 maj 2016
Konferencens nummer: 12


KonferenceThe Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
LokationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • violent video games, new materialism, Agential Realisme, poststructuralist analyses, diffractive analyses

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