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ERIC Number: EJ811202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Re-Mapping Power in Educational Micropolitics
Webb, P. Taylor
Critical Studies in Education, v49 n2 p127-142 Sep 2008
This article examines "power" as a concept that operates covertly and panoptically in schools. My goal in discussing stealth forms of power is to discuss methodological opportunities that result when formalizing power other than as a binary of authority-influence. The article offers four methodological axioms for consideration when researching stealth forms of power in schools. I conclude by arguing that micropolitical researchers should, at the very least, address units-of-analysis that describe how organizational structures are reproduced. More importantly, I argue that micropolitical researchers should identify units-of-analysis that explain how organizational interests are fabricated, or what other scholars have described as a process of libidinal production. It is here that I discuss four methodological axioms when mapping desire in education. (Contains 4 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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