Educational research and strategies of world-forming: The globe, the unconscious, and the child

Baker, Bernadette (2009) Educational research and strategies of world-forming: The globe, the unconscious, and the child. Australian Educational Researcher, 36(3), pp. 1-41.

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Abstract

The passion to eradicate alterity from the earth is also the passion for the home, the country, the dwelling, that authorizes this desire and rewards it. In its nationalism, parochialism and racism it constitutes a public and private neurosis. So, unwinding the rigid understanding of place that apparently permits me to speak, that guarantees my voice, my power, is not simply to disperse my locality within the wider coordinates of an ultimate planetary context. That would merely absolve me of responsibility in the name of an abstract and generic globalism, permitting my inheritance to continue uninterrupted in the vagaries of a new configuration. There is something altogether more precise and more urgent involved. For in the horror of the unhomely pulses the dread for the dispersal of Western humankind: the dread of a rationality confronted with what exceeds and slips its grasp. (Chambers, 2001, p. 196)

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ID Code: 89910
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/BF03216904
ISSN: 2210-5328
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2015 01:20
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 04:28

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