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ERIC Number: EJ1048955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Towards a Transformational Political Concept of Love in Critical Education
Lanas, Maija; Zembylas, Michalinos
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v34 n1 p31-44 Jan 2015
This paper makes a case for love as a powerful force for "transforming power" in our educational institutions and everyday lives, and proposes that "revolutionary love" serves as a moral and strategic compass for concrete individual and collective actions in critical education. The paper begins by reviewing current conceptualizations of love in critical education and identifies the potential for further theorization of the concept of love. It continues by theorizing love as a transformational political concept, focusing on six different perspectives about love; love as an emotion, love as choice, and love as response, love as relational, love as political, and love as praxis. The paper concludes by discussing what "transforming power" with a "loving revolution" could mean for educators who engage with critical education.
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Language: English
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