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Dangerous Coagulations?

The Uses of Foucault in the Study of Education


Bernadette Baker and Katharina M. Heyning

This book brings together an outstanding group of scholars who draw on the works of Michel Foucault. Eclectic in topic and method, the essays illustrate Foucault’s usefulness. Dangerous Coagulations? constitutes a departure from the more formulaic Foucault work that has emerged and highlights new possibilities for undertaking problematizing approaches to educational research.
Contents: Bernadette Baker/Katharina E. Heyning: Dangerous Coagulations? Research, Education, and a Traveling Foucault – Inés Dussel: Fashioning the Schooled Self Through Uniforms: A Foucauldian Approach to Contemporary School Policies – David Kirk: Beyond the «Academic» Curriculum: The Production and Operation of Biopower in the Less-Studied Sites of Schooling – Erica McWilliam: What Does It Mean to Feel Like Teaching? – Kenneth Hultqvist: The Traveling State, the Nation, and the Subject of Education – Thomas S. Popkewitz: The Reason of Reason: Cosmopolitanism and the Governing of Schooling – Lisa Weems: Troubling Professionalism: Narratives of Family, Race, and Nation in Educational Reform – James D. Marshall: Michel Foucault: Marxism, Liberation, and Freedom – Patti Lather: Foucauldian «Indiscipline» as a Sort of Application: Qu(e)er(y)ing Research/Policy/Practice – Valerie Harwood/Mary Louise Rasmussen: Studying Schools with an «Ethics of Discomfort» – Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre: Care of the Self: The Subject and Freedom – Dawnene D. Hammerberg: Technologies of the Self in Classrooms Designed as «Learning Environments»: (Im)possible Ways of Being in Early Literacy Instruction – Cathy A. Toll/Thomas P. Crumpler: Everything Is Dangerous: Pastoral Power and University Researchers Conducting Interviews.