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ERIC Number: EJ1167565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
"The Anatomy of Our Discontent": From Braining the Mind to Mindfulness for Teachers
Baker, Bernadette M.; Saari, Antti
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v39 n2 p169-183 2018
This paper offers an overview of contemporary inscriptions of mindfulness, their conditions of possibility, and examples of the braining of mind on which contemporary neuro-meets-contemplative turns are dependent. We examine key nineteenth-century events integral to the formation of Biologies Old, in which historic debates over "the death of God" in Western worldviews forge a space of finitude dedicated to fleshy materiality and the relocation of "bios." We also examine what emerges in the wake of such debates, including how Biologies New and a transcendence/immanence horizon continues to reverberate through popular, contemporary recommendations for mindfulness in teaching.
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Language: English
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