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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Pang, B., Hill, J. Representations of Chinese gendered and racialised bodies in contemporary media sites (2018) Sport, Education and Society, 23 (8), pp. 773-785. Cited 1 time. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1489226 Abstract Social media are influential sociocultural forces that construct and transmit information about gender, health and bodies to young people in the digital age. In health …

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de Toledo e Toledo, N., Knijnik, G., Valero, P. Mathematics education in the neoliberal and corporate curriculum: the case of Brazilian agricultural high schools (2018) Educational Studies in Mathematics, 99 (1), pp. 73-87. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-018-9825-4 Abstract The pedagogical principle learning by research guides the current curriculum in agricultural high schools in Brazil. A problematization of …

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Bazzul, J. Ethics, Subjectivity, and Sociomaterial Assemblages: Two Important Directions and Methodological Tensions (2018) Studies in Philosophy and Education, 37 (5), pp. 467-480. DOI: 10.1007/s11217-018-9605-8 Abstract Research that explores ethics can help educational communities engage twenty-first century crises and work toward ecologically and socially just forms of life. Integral to this research is an engagement …

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Menzies, F.G., Santoro, N. ‘Doing’ gender in a rural Scottish secondary school: an ethnographic study of classroom interactions (2018) Ethnography and Education, 13 (4), pp. 428-441. DOI: 10.1080/17457823.2017.1351386 Abstract This article draws on data from an ethnographic case study that examined how pupils’ gendered identities are constructed in one rural secondary school in Scotland. We …

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Rytzler, J. Turning the gaze to the self and away from the self–Foucault and Weil on the matter of education as attention formation (2019) Ethics and Education, 14 (3), pp. 285-297. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2019.1617452 Abstract Through writings of Simone Weil and Michel Foucault, the article explores the notion of education as the formation of the attending …

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Pratt, N., Alderton, J. Producing assessment truths: a Foucauldian analysis of teachers’ reorganisation of levels in English primary schools (2019) British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40 (5), pp. 581-597. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2018.1561245 Abstract This article considers a recent policy initiative in assessment in English primary schools (ages 5–11 years) in which curriculum ‘levels’ used by …

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Call for chapters: Autoethnography and self-study as education research methods: Continuing debates and contemporary applications Edited by Deborah L. Mulligan, Emilio A. Anteliz and Patrick Alan Danaher FOCUS AND RATIONALE There is recurring and increasing scholarly interest in the ethical and methodological possibilities of autoethnography and self-study as research methods in education (understood broadly and …

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Weili Zhao (2019) China’s making and governing of educational subjects as ‘talent’: A dialogue with Michel Foucault, Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2019.1646640 Abstract As an imprint of Confucian culture, China’s education intersects state governance in making and governing educational subjects as ‘talent’, an official translation of the Chinese term ‘rencai’ (literally, human-talent). Whereas the …

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Niesche R., Gowlett C. (2019) Social, Critical and Political Theories for Educational Leadership. Series: Educational Leadership Theory. Springer, Singapore This book makes the case for the continued and expanded use of social, critical and political theories in the field of educational leadership. It helps readers understand educational leadership by introducing them to a wide variety …

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Siew Fung Lee (2019) Governing ‘disadvantage’ through readiness: A Foucauldian policy genealogy of funded nursery places for two-year-olds. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. DOI: 10.1177/1463949119864200 ABSTRACT This article critically examines how the policy of funded nursery places for ‘disadvantaged’ two-year-olds in England opens up economic and political spaces in readiness for increased governance. The government …

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