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ERIC Number: EJ942051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Paralyses or Battlefields: Pedagogy and a Proposed Parricide
Steinnes, Jenny
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n2 p185-200 Apr 2006
In this article I am proposing a post-structuralist treatment of some concepts central to a pedagogical agenda. These are concepts of territorial implications, such as democracy, nationality, patriotism and the foreign, concepts closely linked to The Enlightenment and to education. I am proposing this because these might be the times, for academics in the field of education, to revitalise reflections around such concepts in order to question the legitimisation and motivations for our actions on new grounds. A deconstruction of the opposition between duty and pleasure, and a possible necessary parricide is suggested in order to question hegemonic ideologies and overcome what might be described as an academic paralysis. I am making use of perspectives expressed by John Dewey, Richard Rorty, James Joyce and Jacques Derrida.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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