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ERIC Number: EJ937959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Body as (in) Curriculum: On Wars, Complexes and Rides
Janssen, Diederik F.
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v15 n1 p1-17 2007
In this article the author discusses what he considers to be an ultrastructure of Michel Foucault's "pedagogisation" of sex, which is the expanding normative imagination of bodies and sexualities as and in curricula. Here the author proposes an inclusive reading of "curriculum" that departs from the specific scholastic definition, one that embraces the total cultural apparatus that prescribes bodies' chronologies. Body curricula are explored by their being implied in diverse pedagogical paradigms articulating a body's development, specifically its sexual development. As a test-case, he illustrates how alternating stories of "first sexual experiences" correspond to alternating tales of the body in/as a curricular order, the order that renders bodies "curricular" and, "as such", subject to pedagogical praxis. In an attempt to open up such body curricula to an anthropological digestion, he describes three paradigms of storying virginity, alternatively plotted as a "war", a "complex" and a "ride". (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa