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This edited collection takes up the wild and sudden surge of new materialisms in the field of curriculum studies. New materialisms shift away from the strong focus on discourse associated with the linguistic or cultural turn in theory and toward recent work in the physical and biological sciences; in doing so, they posit ontologies of becoming that re-configure our sense of what a human person is and how that person relates to the more-than-human ecologies in which it is nested. Ignited by an urgency to disrupt the dangers of anthropocentrism and systems of domination in the work of curriculum and pedagogy, this book builds upon the axiom that agency is not a uniquely human capacity but something inherent in all matter. This collection blurs the boundaries of human and non-human, animate and inanimate, to focus on webs of interrelations. Each chapter explores these questions while attending to the ethical, aesthetic, and political tasks of education—both in and out of school contexts. It is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist, queer, anti-racist, ecological, and posthumanist theories and practices of education.

ISBN

9781433131325

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

City

New York

Keywords

new materialisms, curriculum studies, human and non-human boundaries, pedagogy, webs of interrelations, critical pedagogy, ontology

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | English Language and Literature | Gender and Sexuality

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Edited by: Nathan Snaza, Debbie Sonu, Sarah E. Truman, Zofia Zaliwska.

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Pedagogical Matters: New Materialisms and Curriculum Studies

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