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ERIC Number: EJ1140352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2369-8659
Anger and Pedagogy
Mayo, Cris
Philosophical Inquiry in Education, v24 n1 p86-90 2016
In his discussion of safety on campus, Eamonn Callan (2016) suggests a way to distinguish between two sorts of safety: "dignity safety" and "intellectual safety." As much as this author has some concerns that student activists should think more about pedagogy, she is not sure that "dignity" is the best approach to solving inequities nor does she think the key issue in the discussion about academic safety is "humiliation." Mayo does not believe that it is a minor quibble to say that by excluding someone we haven't so much humiliated them as we have made them angry at their exclusion. As much as she agrees with Callan that the tenor of some protest is disturbing, she is not sure that it is permanently destructive of critical inquiry--indeed, the vigor with which some demands are made indicates to Mayo that students are reading institutional exclusion in robust and nuanced ways and, without better support from institutions, feel that "intellectual safety" is anything but. [For "Education in Safe and Unsafe Spaces," see EJ1140343.]
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Language: English
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