Post-Critique, Politics, and the Political in Educational Philosophy

Hodgson, Naomi (2020) Post-Critique, Politics, and the Political in Educational Philosophy. On Education, 3 (9). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2571-7855

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The recent Manifesto for a Post-Critical Pedagogy introduced a specifically pedagogical register into theoretical and methodological consideration of
post-critique. Focusing on a specific aspect of the Manifesto – the view that the political concerns of much critical educational research position education as instrumental to politics to the extent that the “educational” in educational research is left out of the picture – I ask to what extent we can defend the view that education and politics should be separate in
our enquiries? Drawing on a particular account of the separation of education and politics I suggest that what is at issue is not the political as such but the particular, sociological, register of politics at work in
critical educational research. To bracket out the political is potentially to leave everyday flesh and blood experiences of education out of the picture.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This article has been published in December 2020 in the journal On Education. Full text can be found at
Keywords: affirmative; essence; political; post-critique; surface
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Naomi Hodgson
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 16:56
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 10:23

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