ERIC Number: EJ1003847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Giorgio Agamben and the Abandonment Paradigm: A New Form of Student Diversion in Public Higher Education
Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.
Review of Higher Education, v36 n2 p235-254 Win 2013
This article proposes a new paradigm to understand recent government policies that pose new barriers to student participation and divert students out of public higher education. We explain how the classic diversion paradigm, exemplified by Clark (1960) and Brint and Karabel (1989), is unable to account for this new form of student diversion. We also show how Agamben's conceptualization of the "state of exception" and "the camp" offers a foundation for a new "abandonment paradigm" that explains the significance of policies diverting students out of public higher education and onto a threshold where their lives are increasingly uncertain and precarious.
Descriptors: Public Education, Higher Education, Barriers, Student Participation, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Models, Educational Theories, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Remedial Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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