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ERIC Number: EJ1128347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Education in the Interregnum: An Evaluation of Zygmunt Bauman's Liquid-Turn Writing on Education
Best, Shaun
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v38 n2 p203-220 2017
In his liquid-turn writings, Zygmunt Bauman has come to identify liquid modernity as a period of interregnum. Education has a central role to play within the contemporary interregnum by opening up a new public sphere for dialogue. However, the processes of liquefaction manifest themselves in conditions that severely limit a person's ability to exercise their human agency. Bauman provides no indication of how the educators can escape the processes that limit agency, nor does he explain how educators can combat the seductive consumerism that students need to overcome before they can engage in a reconstruction of the public sphere.
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Language: English
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