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SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

Foucault as Educator

Authors: Ball, Stephen J.

  • First concise volume adressing together Foucault's references to the field of education 
  • Discusses Foucault's perspective on the relations of power that are inextricably embedded in the pedagogical process 
  • Describes Foucault’s genealogical method as a form of education
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This book considers Foucault as educator in three main ways. First, through some consideration of what his work says about education as a social and political practice. That is, education as a form of what Allen (2014) calls benign violence – which operates through mundane, quotidian  disciplinary technologies and expert knowledges which together construct a ‘pedagogical machine’. Second, through an exploration of his ‘method’ as a form of critique. That is, as a way of showing that things are ‘not as necessary as all that’, a way of addressing what is intolerable. This suggests that critique is education of a kind. Third, through a discussion of some of Foucault's later work on subjectivity and in particular on ‘the care of the self’ or what we might call ‘a pedagogy of the self’. Each chapter  introduces and discusses some relevant examples from educational settings to illustrate and enact Foucault’s analytics.

About the authors

Stephen J Ball is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education at the University College London, Institute of Education. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006; and is also Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; and Society of Educational Studies, and a Laureate of Kappa Delta Phi; he has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Turku (Finland), and Leicester. He is co-founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Education Policy.

His main areas of interest are in sociologically informed education policy analysis and the relationships between education, education policy and social class. He has written 20 books and had published over 140 journal articles. Recent books: How Schools do Policy (2012), Global Education Inc. (2012), Networks, New Governance and Education (with Carolina Junemann)(2012), and Foucault, Power and Education (2013).

 

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • The Impossibility of Education

    Ball, Stephen J.

    Pages 1-33

  • Education as Critique—‘Un-thinking’ Education

    Ball, Stephen J.

    Pages 35-60

  • Education as the Pedagogy of the Self

    Ball, Stephen J.

    Pages 61-88

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50302-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50300-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foucault as Educator
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50302-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50302-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-50300-4
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 88
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