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ERIC Number: EJ1174984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Joy of Learning: Feminist Materialist Pedagogies and the Freedom of Education
Tamboukou, Maria
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n9 p868-877 2018
In this article, I trace lines of materialist pedagogies in the history of women workers' education following feminist interpretations of Spinoza's assemblage of joyful affects. More particularly, I focus on the notions of "laetitia" [joy], "gaudium" [gladness] and "hilaritas" [cheerfulness] as entanglements of joy and trace their expression in practices and discourses inscribed in archival documents that I have reassembled around the theme of women workers' education. My reading of "Ethics" follows a range of feminist thinkers that have engaged with Spinoza's 'ethics of joy' in education and beyond. The article draws on extensive archival work with personal auto/biographical documents and public essays of women workers/educators/writers in Paris and New York that span the period between 1830 and 1950. What I argue is that it is the experience of creative and radical education that has created a platform for workers to re-imagine themselves in the world with others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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