From the genius of man to the man of genius, part one: A slippery subject
Baker, Bernadette (2005) From the genius of man to the man of genius, part one: A slippery subject. History of Education Review, 34(1), pp. 1-18.
The two articles that comprise this analysis springboard from the availability and increased popularity of the term genius to nineteenth and twentieth century educational scholars and its (temporary) location along a continuum of mindedness that was relatively new (i.e., as opposite to insanity). Three generations of analysis playfully structure the argument, taking form around the gen‐ root’s historical association with tropes of production and reproduction. Of particular interest in the analysis is how subject‐formation, including perceptions of non‐formation and elusivity, occurs. I examine this process of (non)formation within and across key texts on genius, especially in relation to their narrative structures, key binaries and sources of authority that collectively produce and embed specific cosmologies and their moral boundaries. The argument is staged across two articles that embody the three generations of analysis.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Gifted education, Genius, Man, Scholars|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Deposited On:||27 Nov 2015 05:45|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2015 03:41|
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