Education and the Political
New Theoretical Articulations
2013 - 150 pages
ISBN Paperback: 9789462093812 ($ 54.00)
Subject: Comparative Education
Number 28 of the series: Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of VoicesFree Preview Education and the Political
The essays in this collection address the relation between education and politics in new ways. Rather than understanding education simply as the object of political decision-making, or as preparation for politics, the authors of this volume see education as implicated in social conflicts and in the political processes that produce and change social structures. Education, then, is a practice that reconfigures the relations between subjectivities and the political. The collection focuses on several critical cases and theoretical debates where the relation between education and politics demands new articulations. It explores the potential of theoretical languages proposed by Rancière, Laclau, Derrida, Mouffe, Bakhtin, and other thinkers whose work has not yet been fully recognized in its pedagogical meaning.