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ERIC Number: EJ1128938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Death by Numbers: A Response to Backer, Sarigianides, and Stillwaggon
Taubman, Peter
Educational Theory, v67 n1 p97-106 Feb 2017
In this response essay, Peter Taubman considers the relationship between melancholia and Freud's notion of a death drive. Taubman explores how audit culture sustains melancholia and intensifies the death drive, ultimately deadening our psyches by erasing memory, disparaging feelings, shutting down thought, and ignoring history. Taubman concludes with a suggestion that educators once again integrate discussions of Eros, or love, in their approaches to curriculum and teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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