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ERIC Number: EJ1071998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Where Violence Lives: Notes for a Pedagogy of Aftermath
Jennings, Willie James
Religious Education, v110 n4 p375-380 2015
In this article Willie James Jennings opens this discussion by noting that he lives in the midst of a North Carolina gun culture, the intensity of which is quite overwhelming. He asks how we might educate against the specific seductive powers of the weapon and especially the gun? As an educator, Jennings believes that clearly, the unmaking of violence through education must begin with a radical intervention into gun cultures, an insurgency aimed at their interworking, especially at their formative energies so that education might redirect those creative energies toward life and away from death. Jennings closes the article by saying that no education can keep us from the overwhelming reality that is violence, but there can be an educational process that turns society away from its seductive power. Such a process must begin with educators who have seen more than just the problems of violence but precisely where violence lives and fortify people to live against it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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