Foucault and Education: Putting Theory to Work

1st Edition

Stephen J. Ball

Routledge
Published March 22, 2019
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9780367264635 - CAT# K425001
Series: Education and Social Theory

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Summary

Specially selected by Stephen Ball, this is a collection of the best and most interesting recently published papers that ‘use’ Foucault to analyse, destablise and re-claim educational ‘problems’. Arguably the best known social theorist in the western world, Foucault’s work is now widely used by researchers and writers in many fields of social science. These papers not only demonstrate the practical applicability of Foucault to things ‘cracked’ and things ‘intolerable’ in making them ‘not as necessary as all that’; they are also transposable, in that they offer forms and methods of analysis which can be taken up and applied and used in other settings, sectors, and policy fields.

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