Regulatory Discourses in Education: A Lacanian perspective by Tony BrownRegulatory Discourses in Education: A Lacanian perspective by Tony Brown

Regulatory Discourses in Education: A Lacanian perspective

byTony Brown, Dennis Atkinson, Janice England

Paperback | May 15, 2006

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This book employs Lacanian psychoanalysis to develop new ways of understanding educational domains. It analyses events, practices and policies that occur in school classrooms, teacher education and higher-degree studies including educational research. It provides an accessible introduction, description and analysis of those aspects of Lacan’s work concerned with language, identity and subjectivity directly relevant to the field of education.
Regulative discourses and practices in education are a central concern and the authors demonstrate how Lacanian theory empowers our understanding of how such discourses are instrumental in forming teacher and researcher identities. The book also shows how regulatory practices and discourses are relevant to research methodologies that arise in the field of action research in education.
The Authors: Tony Brown is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University where he heads the research student programme. He has published three previous books: Mathematics Education and Language, Action Research and Postmodernism with co-author Liz Jones, and New Teacher Identity ...
Title:Regulatory Discourses in Education: A Lacanian perspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3039105272

ISBN - 13:9783039105274

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Table of Contents

Contents: Psychoanalysis and Education – Constructing the Human Subject – Understanding the Pedagogical Object – How Student Teachers Form their Identities – Marginalised Discourses in the Preparation of New Teachers – The Gaze of the Mirror – How Real is the Imaginary? – The Truth of Initial Training Experience – African Tales (with Krista Bradford and Sharon Cargill) – Narrative and Researcher Identity – Haunting the Delusions of Reflection – Emancipatory Aggression – Inclusion, Exclusion and Marginalisation – The Portrayal of Self to the Other.

Editorial Reviews

«I found the book a page-turner and recommended it immediately to colleagues and students.» (Elizabeth St. Pierre, British Educational Research Journal) «... this book provides an excellent introduction to some potential uses of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory – particularly in relation to theoretical explorations of teachers' relationships to their own senses of professionalism, policy discourses and practitioner research. Anyone with an interest in these areas will find the book thought provoking and an excellent basis for reflection, discussion and analysis.» (Tamara Bibby, ESCalate)