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ERIC Number: EJ940215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Mobilising Concepts: Intellectual Technologies in the Ordering of Learning Societies
Edwards, Richard
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v12 n3 p433-448 2004
Lifelong learning and a learning society are important planks of European Union (EU) policy. Drawing upon the work of Foucault and Rose, this article examines some of the intellectual technologies that are deployed in the ordering of these policy goals. It argues that research is one such technology and examines EU Framework Projects to explore who is mobilised as a population to be ordered and how that ordering takes place. In the process it is argued that although a learning society is symbolically a European space, whether it is capable of translating the different interests within it remains open to question.
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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: European Union