Hatred of democracy ... And of the public role of education. Introduction to the special issue on Jacques Rancière
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5):509-522 (2010)
The article presents an introduction to the Special Issue on the French philosopher Jacques Rancière who raises a provocative voice in the current public debate on democracy, equality and education. Instead of merely criticizing current practices and discourses, the attractiveness of Rancière's work is that he does try to formulate in a positive way what democracy is about, how equality can be a pedagogic or educational (instead of policy) concern, and what the public and democratic role of education is. His work opens up a space to rethink and to study, as well as to 're-practice', what democracy and equality in education are about. He questions the current neutralisation of politics that is motivated by a hatred of democracy. This questioning is for Rancière also a struggle over words. Against the old philosophical dream of defining the meaning of words, Rancière underlines the need for the struggle over their meaning. The aim of the article is to clarify how and why education, equality, and democracy are a major concern throughout his work and to offer an introduction to the articles collected in the Special Issue
|Keywords||equality Rancière democracy school education|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Maarten Simons & Jan Masschelein (2010). Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation: Foucault with Rancière. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5-6):588-605.
Charles Bingham (2010). Settling No Conflict in the Public Place: Truth in Education, and in Rancièrean Scholarship. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5):649-665.
Jane Mcdonnell (2013). Reimagining the Role of Art in the Relationship Between Democracy and Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (1):1-13.
Jan Masschelein (2010). Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation: Foucault with Rancière. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5):588-605.
Daniel Friedrich, Bryn Jaastad & Thomas S. Popkewitz (2010). Democratic Education: An (Im)Possibility That yet Remains to Come. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5-6):571-587.
Maarten Simons (2010). The Hatred of Public Schooling: The School as the Mark of Democracy. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5):666-682.
Jan Masschelein & Maarten Simons (2010). The Hatred of Public Schooling: The School as the Mark of Democracy. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5-6):666-682.
Maarten Simons & Jan Masschelein (eds.) (2011). Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy. Wiley-Blackwell.
Maarten Simons & Jan Masschelein (2010). Hatred of Democracy ... And of the Public Role of Education? Introduction to the Special Issue on Jacques Rancière. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (5-6):509-522.
Added to index2010-07-07
Total downloads28 ( #71,862 of 1,410,431 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #75,847 of 1,410,431 )
How can I increase my downloads?