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Foucault As Educator : The Philosopher As Educator (Paperback) (Stephen Ball)

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This book considers Foucault as educator in three main ways. First, through some consideration of what his work says about education as a social and political practice. That is, education as a form of what Allen (2014) calls benign violence – which operates through mundane, quotidian  disciplinary technologies and expert knowledges which together construct a ‘pedagogical machine’. Second, through an exploration of his ‘method’ as a form of critique. That is, as a way of showing that things are ‘not as necessary as all that’, a way of addressing what is intolerable. This suggests that critique is education of a kind. Third, through a discussion of some of Foucault's later work on subjectivity and in particular on ‘the care of the self’ or what we might call ‘a pedagogy of the self’. Each chapter  introduces and discusses some relevant examples from educational settings to illustrate and enact Foucault’s analytics.
Genre: Education
Series Title: Springerbriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Stephen Ball
Language: English
Street Date: January 7, 2017
TCIN: 52000083
UPC: 9783319503004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3252

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