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The Problem of Freedom in Postmodern Education

The Problem of Freedom in Postmodern Education

by Tomasz Szkudlarek

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Postmodernism in the West and postsocialism in Eastern Europe have deep features in common as they both challenge the foundations of the world order. They create a new educational situation where basic issues of subjectivity, identity, human freedom, and social agency need to be reevaluated and reconstructed. This situation affects both sides of the former Iron Curtain since East and West served as each other's Other in terms of identity formation. This book deals with the problem of freedom and identity in educational theories as they are reinterpreted in the critical perspective of postmodern social theory and postsocialist political openness. Issues of freedom and identity are considered as dialectically related to those of power and emancipation. This book sketches a metatheoretical perspective on emancipatory education in a broad, trans-cultural context appropriate to the new global community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897893237
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/21/1993
Series: Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

About the Author

TOMASZ SZKUDLAREK is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Education at the University of Gdansk in Poland. He has written books on critical pedagogy published in Poland and numerous articles in educational journals.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Henry A. Giroux

East-West, Right-Left: Postmodernism, Postsocialism, and the Problem of Education

East-West, Right-Left: A Horizontal Geography of Discourse

School and Domination: Hidden Curricula and Political Control

East-West, Right-Left: Ideological Geography and the Problem of Education

The Eye, The Tongue, and The Self: Power, Identity, and the Problem of Freedom

Educational History of Freedom: Knowledge, Enlightenment, Liberation

Postmodern Freedom

Subjectivity: Beyond Subjection The Eye of the Power; The Body of the Subject; The Tongue Knowledge

Freedom and Postmodern Education

Within the Modern Tradition: Choice and Identity in Conservative and Liberal Pegagogies

Nihilism-Holism: Education Between Deconstruction and the New Gnosis of Science

Beyond Individualism: Freedom in Critical Pegagogy

Determinism, Subjectivity, and the Question of Freedom: Toward a Theoretical Closure of Educational (Post)Modernism

Cultural Colonialism and Emancipation: Negotiating the Discourse of Freedom

Educational Change in Poland

Politics: Difference and Hegemony

The Paradox of Emancipation

Negotiating the Discourse of Freedom: Education Against Identity?

Selected Bibliography


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