Relativism is the claim that the way children think about the world and their place in it is relative to their social context. It is the claim that young children have a limited range of ways of thinking about themselves, other people, and things. For example, they tend to see themselves as more powerful than other people and more powerful than objects. The concept is often used interchangeably with “subjectivity” and “narrativism.” But the concepts are distinct. In this post, I will focus on the claim that young children think about the world in terms of power relations.
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