Michel Foucault

Author: Mark Olssen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317256077
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"Olssen ! brings Foucault to life and sheds new light on understanding his work...Educationalists and scholars across the disciplines will welcome this interpretation of Foucault." Michael A. Peters, University of Glasgow "Olssen distills in brilliant and succinct language the core of Foucault's most important insights. This is a book that every student should read in order to understand how to link theory to practice, and educational thought to legacy and work of one of Europe's great thinkers." Henry Giroux, McMaster University Michel Foucault is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, and his works are some of the most difficult to grasp. Mark Olssen offers an accessible overview of Foucault's thought, putting into context the relevance of Foucault's ideas. Olssen adds important new insights to Foucault scholarship by bringing to light the influences of other thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, Gramsci, Habermas, and others on Foucault's development as a thinker, and their influence on the deep historical materialist strand that grounds and uniquely characterizes so much of Foucault's thought.

The Transatlantic Dialogue On Higher Education

Author: Ulla Kriebernegg
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 383252696X
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Based on the assumption that higher education policy texts are cultural texts and can thus be interpreted as such, this dissertation has deconstructed some of the major cultural narratives inherent in US and European policy documents and analyzed them with regard to their function for the transatlantic dialogue. An analysis of cultural narratives brings to light underlying beliefs and perceptions prevailing in a particular culture. With regard to higher education policy, this means that a society's understanding of the function of education, but also hidden agendas and undisclosed objectives are revealed.Four such cultural narratives have been analyzed in this dissertation on the basis of a cultural critical approach which includes the Foucauldian theory of governmentality as well as aspects of postcolonial theory (Edward Said): the narrative of "coopetition," the narrative of decline, especially with regard to Humboldtian values and the alleged Americanization of European higher education, the narrative of the frontier and the question whether the Bologna Process can be read metaphorically as a European frontier myth, and the narrative of homeland security as it plays out in US education policy making. The analysis revealed that the transatlantic dialogue is shaped by interdependencies and a tug of war of cooperation and competition, but also that education fulfils different functions on both sides of the Atlantic. It also shows that globally, higher education has come to be seen as a major tool of governance. Thus, education policy documents can be regarded as highly relevant texts for a cultural critical analysis of the transatlantic dialogue from an American Studies perspective.

Theory And Resistance In Education

Author: Henry A. Giroux
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897969
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Provides new theoretical and political tools for addressing how pedagogy, knowledge, resistence, and power can be analyzed.

Education Literacy And Humanization

Author: Peter Roberts
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897895712
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Provides a critical introduction to the work of Paulo Freire, paying particular attention to later texts. The author explores Freire's philosophy, pedagogy, and theory of literacy. Criticisms of Freire's modernism are discussed and evaluated and a new interpretation of conscientization is advanced.

Ideology Discourse And School Reform

Author: Zeus Leonardo
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780897899017
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Leonardo introduces an integrated theory of ideology that examines its necessary, negative, and positive functions. A three-dimensional theory highlights the concept of ideology during the reform process and links it to domination. Through an ideological critique of reform language, the book provides insights into domination and ways to counteract it. The movement for educational change lacks a concerted engagement with ideology with respect to school reform. Ideology is a central, structuring concept in education, especially regarding the intractable problem of domination. Race, class, and gender inequalities have become dilemmas that plague many students' chances for academic success, let alone the good life. In addition to constructing ideology as a form of distortion, the book considers it as a necessary mechanism for teachers as they make meaning of their daily experiences as well as a positive force for teachers who combat relations of domination. This work introduces an integrated theory of ideology that examines its necessary, negative, and positive functions. A three-dimensional theory highlights the concept of ideology during the reform process and links it to educational and social inequality. This work looks at the rhetoric of education reform and ways to counteract it so that the goal of educational equality will be possible for all.

Re Imagining Cultural Studies

Author: Andrew Milner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761961147
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'Re-imagining Cultural Studies' restores Williams to a central position in relation to the formation and development of cultural studies. This book is a reappraisal of the Williams approach.

A Materialism For The Masses

Author: Ward Blanton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231166915
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Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity. Blanton challenges the idea of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or form of social control. He unearths in Pauline legacies otherwise repressed resources for new materialist spiritualities and new forms of radical political solidarity, liberating “religion” from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical thought can manifest in risky, radical freedom.

Knowledge Gender And Schooling

Author: Donal G. Mulcahy
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780897898751
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Explores a provocative alternative vision of education based on an analysis of the feminist educational thought of Jane Roland Martin. Emergent thinking on gender, knowledge, and caring is highlighted, with particular attention to gender-sensitive education and cultural wealth and the implications they hold for the school curriculum.

Nietzsche S Legacy For Education

Author: Michael A. Peters
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780897896566
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Provides an introduction to Nietzsche's thought and its significance for contemporary educational thought, examining the question of value in postmodernity. In a series of wide-ranging essays, this collection addresses questions of self, ethics, difference, the arts, democracy, modernity, and nihilism in relation to Nietzsche's work and to education.