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ERIC Number: EJ1016080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Awakening to Recovery and Honneth's Theory of Recognition
O'Brien, Tom
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p59-74 2013
Heroin users are a stigmatized group of learners on the edge of society, whose struggle for recognition remains largely ignored. Drug treatment in the form of methadone and prescription drugs has only served to further stigmatize and disrespect their rights. Adult education aspires to be a discourse of resistance and a social movement for the creation of a diverse and just society. The work of Axel Honneth and his "Theory of Recognition" can help to advance those aspirations and radically shift our understanding of the drug user and the recovery process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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