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Ingerid S. Straume
University of Oslo
  1. What May We Hope For? Education in Times of Climate Change.Ingerid S. Straume - 2020 - Constellations 27 (3):540-552.
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    Democracy, Education and the Need for Politics.Ingerid Straume - 2016 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 35 (1):29-45.
    Even though the interrelationship between education and democratic politics is as old as democracy itself, it is seldom explicitly formulated in the literature. Most of the time, the political system is taken as a given, and education conceptualized as an instrument for stability and social integration. Many contemporary discussions about citizenship education and democracy in the Western world mirror this tendency. In the paper, I argue that, in order to conceptualise the socio-political potential of education we need to understand democracy (...)
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    The Subject and the World: Educational Challenges.Ingerid S. Straume - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (13-14):1465-1476.
    The paper explores the notion of ‘the subject’ in the context of education as an alternative to more limited concepts such as the student or learner. Drawing on the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis, the subject under consideration is a conscious, self-reflective subject that organizes and modifies itself in relation to a world of significations. Through the capacity for conscious self-modification, the subject becomes a self-reflective agent in a socially instituted world of significations. For Castoriadis, this kind of subjectivity is not (...)
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    Education in a Crumbling Democracy.Ingerid S. Straume - 2014 - Ethics and Education 9 (2):187-200.
    From a political viewpoint, education in a modern society can be said to have two functions. On the one hand, it takes care of the social reproduction; on the other, it represents society's capacity for self-reflection and conscious (political) change. Therefore, when the members of a society deliberate on educational aims and their justification, we could say that this society reflects upon itself. The essay discusses whether contemporary Western societies are still capable of such self-reflection and deliberation. By comparing ancient (...)
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    The Survival of Politics.Ingerid Straume - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (1):113 - 133.
    Politics, in an emphatic sense of the term, involves questioning, a sense of importance, rationality and a collective investment in political life. The essay discusses some of the threats against the political imaginary thus understood in contemporary Western societies. Depoliticizing trends are found in political and economic theory and echoed in discussions about political problems of global complexity. The responses to the experiences of political powerlessness include the rise of right wing populism and extremism. To analyse these currents, the essay (...)
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    A Common World? Arendt, Castoriadis and Political Creation.Ingerid S. Straume - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (3):367-383.
    Among the many parallels between Hannah Arendt and Cornelius Castoriadis is their shared interest in the kind of politics that is characteristic of the council movements, revolutionary moments and the political democracy of ancient Greece. This article seeks to elucidate how the two thinkers fill out and complement each other’s thought, with special attention to political creation—an ambiguous theme in Arendt’s thought. While critical of the notion of ‘making’ in the political field, Arendt also emphasizes the importance of building institutions. (...)
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  7. Political Imaginaries in Question.Suzi Adams, Jeremy Smith & Ingerid Straume - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (1):5 - 11.
    Political Imaginaries in Question Content Type Journal Article Pages 5-11 Authors Suzi Adams, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Jeremy C. A. Smith, School of Education and Arts, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Ingerid S. Straume, University of Oslo Library, University of Oslo, Norway Journal Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy & Social Theory Online ISSN 1568-5160 Print ISSN 1440-9917 Journal Volume Volume 13 Journal Issue Volume 13, Number 1 / 2012.
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    Castoriadis in Dialogue.Ingerid S. Straume & Suzi Adams - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (3):289-294.
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    Depoliticization: The Political Imaginary of Global Capitalism.Ingerid S. Straume & J. F. Humphrey (eds.) - 2011 - NSU Press.
    Depoliticization: The Political Imaginary of Global Capitalism follows in the path blazed by Hannah Arendt and Cornelius Castoriadis, where politics is seen as a mode of freedom; the possibility for individuals to consciously and explicitly create the institutions of their own societies. Starting with such problem as: What is capital? How can we characterize the dominant economic system? What are the conditions for its existence, and how can we create alternatives?, the articles examine the central institutions of modern Western societies, (...)
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    Pedagogikk, betydningstap og selvrefleksjonens grunnlag.Ingerid S. Straume - 2016 - Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi 5 (1):3-17.
    The thesis explored in this essay is that contemporary educational thought has suffered a loss of significance, manifested when our language and concepts fail to be experienced as signifiers of commitment. A certain reluctance can be observed, among academics and others, against the notion of defending any cause or idea – with notable exceptions such as “respect for difference”. One may of course contest that a special kind of commitment is needed in education; but problems emerge when the educational values (...)
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