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ERIC Number: EJ1051055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1338-1563
The Docile Body--Reflecting the School
Bánovcanová, Zuzana; Masaryková, Dana
Journal of Pedagogy, v5 n2 p251-264 Dec 2014
The paper deals with corporeality in the school environment from a historical perspective. The body has tended to appear and disappear in the discourse and scientific disciplines and has permeated education. This permeation can be viewed traditionally within Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological theory of the "lived body" but also in school discipline. Discipline is typically used to organise the school and is unquestionably associated with the body and corporeality. In this article, we therefore rely on Foucault's theories. Docile bodies are typically found in schools and classrooms and are shaped by the institution so that they are easy to manage and control. In part, we demonstrate this using handwriting in schools as an example.
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