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    Conjuring Optimism in Dark Times: Education, Affect and Human Capital.Sam Sellar & Lew Zipin - 2019 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (6):572-586.
    This paper analyses how the discursive construction, valuation and subjective experience of human capital is evolving in parallel with crises of capital as a world-system. Ideology critique provides tools for analysing policy ‘fictions’ that aim to sustain investment in human capital through education. Foucauldian analytical tools enable analysis of how human capital has become a project of self-appreciation and cultivation of positive psychological traits. We argue that the work of Lauren Berlant provides an important complement to these approaches and enables (...)
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    Transparency and Opacity: Levinasian Reflections on Accountability in Australian Schooling.Sam Sellar - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (2):1-15.
    This article draws on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas to consider, from an ethical perspective, the current transparency and accountability agenda in Australian schooling. It focuses on the case of the My School website and the argument that transparent publication of comparative performance data via the website provides a basis for making things better in schooling. The article argues that while technologies of accountability may have potential benefits, they cannot provide a basis for this ethical project. Instead, the ethical experience (...)
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    A Strange Craving to Be Motivated: Schizoanalysis, Human Capital and Education.Sam Sellar - 2015 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 9 (3):424-436.
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    Educating for Futures in Marginalized Regions: A Sociological Framework for Rethinking and Researching Aspirations.Lew Zipin, Sam Sellar, Marie Brennan & Trevor Gale - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (3):1-20.
    ‘Raising aspirations’ for education among young people in low socioeconomic regions has become a widespread policy prescription for increasing human capital investment and economic competitiveness in so-called ‘knowledge economies’. However, policy tends not to address difficult social, cultural, economic and political conditions for aspiring, based in structural changes associated with globalization. Drawing conceptually on the works of Pierre Bourdieu, Raymond Williams, Arjun Appadurai and authors in the Funds of Knowledge tradition, this article theorizes two logics for aspiring that are recognizable (...)
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    Thinking with Spinoza About Education.Elizabeth de Freitas, Sam Sellar & Lars Bang Jensen - 2018 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 50 (9):805-808.