ERIC Number: EJ1163139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogies of Indignation and "The Lives of Others"
Policy Futures in Education, v15 n7-8 p874-890 Oct-Nov 2017
Neel Mukherjee's novel, "The Lives of Others", which depicts characters dealing with a situation of extreme and violent oppression, is used as the basis for looking more closely at some of the theoretical assumptions about hope, agency and critical consciousness that underpin Critical Pedagogy. It is suggested that it may be educationally and philosophically valuable to reflect on the ethically troubling choices that individuals in extreme situations make in their fight against oppression, and to ask questions about the risks and the costs involved when people, through a process of critical consciousness, become fully free to claim their moral and political agency.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Violence, Ethics, Novels, Power Structure, Decision Making, Moral Values, Political Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: India
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