Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556143
Title:
A Žižekian gaze at education
Authors:
Wall, Tony; Perrin, David
Abstract:
Žižek demands we take a long, hard look at the painful reality of education in contemporary capitalist society, and to actively seek out its ‘trouble in paradise’: Why is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? This book illuminates aspects of Žižek’s ideas which sheds light into these modern challenges and tensions in education, and considers alternative ways forward. Though Žižek frustrates as much as he inspires with his own recipe of Lacan, Hegel and Marx, this book aims to give an entry route into Žižekian critique of education, a topic area he very rarely directly talks about.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Springer, 2015
Publisher:
Springer
Publication Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556143
Additional Links:
http://www.springer.com/gb
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9783319212418
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorPerrin, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T13:57:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-02T13:57:54Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.citationSpringer, 2015en
dc.identifier.isbn9783319212418en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/556143en
dc.descriptionThis book is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractŽižek demands we take a long, hard look at the painful reality of education in contemporary capitalist society, and to actively seek out its ‘trouble in paradise’: Why is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? This book illuminates aspects of Žižek’s ideas which sheds light into these modern challenges and tensions in education, and considers alternative ways forward. Though Žižek frustrates as much as he inspires with his own recipe of Lacan, Hegel and Marx, this book aims to give an entry route into Žižekian critique of education, a topic area he very rarely directly talks about.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springer.com/gben
dc.subjecttransformationen
dc.subjectideologyen
dc.titleA Žižekian gaze at educationen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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