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Filmed School : Desire, Transgression and the Filmic Fantasy of Pedagogy (Hardcover) (James Stillwaggon)
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The image of teaching projected in the media has always suffered from polarized division: on the one hand, teachers appear as selfless heroes, and on the other, teachers are society’s failures, whose ambition and desires introduce moral contagion to our places of formal learning. This book explores these contradictory images of teaching through the relational concept of transference. Tracing the success and failure of transference through a variety of school films, chapters demonstrate its power in presenting the teaching image in its divided nature: both the pure object of educational desires, and the ever-looming threat of perverse pleasure in transgression.