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ERIC Number: EJ861398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Refiguring the Human
Zuss, Mark
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n4 p791-798 Dec 2009
In this commentary on Weinstein and Broda's paper, I consider their promising claims for the liberatory potential of the grotesque in biology/science education. In response to their analysis of four "specimen" examples, I address the question of confronting the limits of pedagogical representations of the grotesque and the abject. I offer suggestions to enrich their project with critical use of historical undercurrents informing normative images of the body. I propose that the functioning of a contemporary epistemic convergence of the grotesque and the sublime opens up the space for a continual reimaging and refiguring of bodies.
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Language: English
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