Literacy, security, governmentality: Defining spaces, managing populations – How has education become part of whole of government security strategy?

Kelly, Stephen John (2011) Literacy, security, governmentality: Defining spaces, managing populations – How has education become part of whole of government security strategy? In European Conference on Educational Research 2011, 13-16 September 2011, Freie Universität, Berlin. (Unpublished)

Abstract

In this paper I conduct a Foucauldian discourse analysis of a political speech given by Brendon Nelson in 2006 when the Australian Minister for Defence in the Howard Coalition Government. The speech connects conceptualisations of terror, globalization, education and literacy as part of a whole of government security strategy. The analysis examines this speech as an example of a liberal way of governing the conduct of diverse and unpredictable populations. My analysis suggests that the apparatus of government has been strategically used in order to biopolitically contain the rise of complex social forces and protect a set of homogenous cultural values. The purposes of education and uses of literacy are seen as instruments for the inscription of a coded set of values understood to be synonymous with civil society.

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ID Code: 93349
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: education, literacy, security, governmentality, civil society, biopolitics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Education Policy (160506)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Education (220202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Author
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2016 23:21
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 16:25

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