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ERIC Number: EJ1067887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
Interfering with Capitalism's Spell: Peter Mclaren's Revolutionary Liminality
Fassbinder, Samuel Day
International Journal of Progressive Education, v2 n3 p9-20 Oct 2006
McLaren's recent (post-2000) writings promote a form of agency called "revolutionary critical pedagogy," and a type of agent, the "committed intellectual" (McLaren 2005b, p. 253-281). But one can find an earlier agent-type in McLaren's (1986) "Schooling as a Ritual Performance", the "liminal servant," that explains how "critical pedagogy is secured by the most fecund of revolutionary talismans, critique" (2005a: 9). Borrowing from Theodor Adorno (1968), I suggest that McLaren's recent writing uses aspects of the "liminal servant" for the purpose of interfering with the "spell" of capitalist social relations through "revolutionary critical pedagogy." The beginning prologue examines "revolutionary liminality" in McLaren's writing; the second part explains how his written discursive strategies (naming the culprit, suggesting icons, theorizing to unite the disaffected) work to act out "revolutionary liminality."
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: secretary@inased.org; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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