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ERIC Number: EJ1098080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
The Trouble of "Living with Others": Language, Community and the Politics of Belonging
Warren, Simon
Policy Futures in Education, v14 n4 p452-465 May 2016
In this article I ask myself the following question: Rather than try to escape the seemingly awful choice "between" the private and the public, "between" the particular and universal, or "between" justice and freedom, I ask if I simply have the option to enact democracy and see "what follows?" To reach that question I engage with an empirical problem, namely the struggle over the legitimacy of the Irish language as a public good, and more specifically as the medium for education in an Irish secondary school. In response to this I analyse the situation in terms of a politics of belonging. However, I then flip my reasoning, questioning its tendency towards "master explication" and the privileged position of the theorist, and instead explore the possibilities offered by an "anarchic" approach. This latter orientation involves a reading against myself through a dialogue with the work of Gert Biesta as he engages with Jacques Rancière's concept of "subjectification." And so, instead of trying to escape (to master?) the awful choice between justice OR freedom, I am led towards the openness of "what follows?"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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