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ERIC Number: EJ1087200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Race and Repression in a Dance Routine: A Response to Ramaekers and Vlieghe
Standish, Paul
Ethics and Education, v10 n3 p327-342 2015
Stefan Ramaekers and Joris Vlieghe's "Infants, childhood and language in Agamben and Cavell: education as transformation" is an insightful discussion of an important facet of educational experience. In the article, they consider a Fred Astaire dance sequence from the 1953 Vincente Minnelli film, "The Band Wagon," in combination with a remarkable article about this same sequence by Stanley Cavell. On the strength of this, they develop an interesting line of thought regarding the experience of language, exploring connections between the ideas of Cavell and Agamben. Rich and thought-provoking though their discussion is, I find that it deflects attention from the most important aspects of the film sequence and the literature that has developed in response--specifically regarding questions of race and praise. The present discussion attempts to address these matters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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