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ERIC Number: EJ942037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Learning Society, the Unfinished Cosmopolitan, and Governing Education, Public Health and Crime Prevention at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Popkewitz, Thomas S.; Olsson, Ulf; Petersson, Kenneth
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n4 p431-449 Aug 2006
The "learning society" expresses principles of a universal humanity and a promise of progress that seem to transcend the nation. The paper indicates how this society is governed in the name of a cosmopolitan ideal that despite its universal pretensions embodies particular inclusions and exclusions. These occur through inscribing distinctions and differentiations between the characteristics of those who embody a cosmopolitan reason that brings social progress and personal fulfilment and those who do not embody the cosmopolitan principles of civility and normalcy. Mapping the circulation of the notion of the "learning society" in arenas of Swedish health and criminal justice, and Swedish and US school reforms is to examine the mode of life of the citizen of this society, the learner, as an "unfinished cosmopolitanism" and also directs attention to its "other(s)"--those that are outside.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United States