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ERIC Number: EJ772796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
A Conversation on Practices of the Self within Relations of Power: For Scholars Who Speak Dangerous Truths
Huckaby, M. Francyne
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v20 n5 p513-529 Sep 2007
Through the voices of scholars and metalogues, this paper merges the experiences of five professors of education who disrupt the "status quo" with Foucault's scholarship on "practices of the self" and "parrhesia" (the speaking of dangerous truths). The scholars challenge hegemony in education and its effects on students of color and students with limited economic resources. Their voices, presented as narratives in the text, are based on interviews with the professors. Metalogues, imagined conversations with Foucault, are used to illustrate the ways this paper draws on Foucault's scholarship. Attention is paid to how the scholars practice "technologies of the self" within "relations of power" through three lenses (1) self-knowledge: resisting repression, seduction and desire, (2) political activity and tactics, and (3) the self within systems of subjugation. A metalogue for scholars interested in advocating for social justice that supports the interests of local communities in urban environments ends the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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