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ERIC Number: EJ924021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Where Creeds Meet Incredulity: Educational Research in a Post-Utopian Age
Edgoose, Julian
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n4 p289-302 Jul 2006
In contrast to Jean-Francois Lyotard's classic warning, postmodern society in the United States seems increasingly influenced by metanarratives--religious metanarratives. This article examines the implications of this religious resurgence for educational researchers. It offers a competing analysis of the postmodern that draws on Harold Bloom, Slavoj ZiZek and others to identify the gnostic elements in contemporary religiosity, both in Europe and the United States. This competing reading of postmodern religiosity suggests a reframing of Lyotard's paralogy--research that searches for instabilities in the framework of knowledge. Drawing examples from recent educational research, I will argue for ways in which researchers can better engage religion in their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States