By Larry Bencze, Steve Alsop
This assortment examines problems with service provider, energy, politics and id as they relate to technological know-how and expertise and schooling, inside modern settings. Social, fiscal and ecological critique and reform are tested via a number of contributing authors, from a variety of overseas contexts. those chapters study urgent pedagogical questions inside of socio-scientific contexts, together with petroleum economies, nutrition justice, health and wellbeing, environmentalism, weather switch, social media and biotechnologies.
Readers will realize some distance attaining inquiries into activism as an open query for technology and know-how schooling, citizenship and democracy. The authors name at the paintings of well-known students during the a while, together with Bourdieu, Foucault, Giroux, Jasanoff, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Rancière and Žižek.
The program of serious theoretical scholarship to mainstream practices in technology and know-how schooling distinguishes this booklet, and this deep, theoretical remedy is complemented through many grounded, extra pragmatic exemplars of activist pedagogies. functional examples are set in the public sphere, inside of chosen new social activities, and likewise inside extra formal institutional settings, together with basic and secondary colleges, and better schooling.
These assembled discussions supply a foundation for a extra noticeably reflexive transforming of technology and expertise schooling. academic coverage makers, technology schooling students, and technological know-how and expertise educators, among others, will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.
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P. 3) Foucault’s other possibility, suggest Venn and Terranova (2009), is the political subject who ‘speaks truth to power,’ a subject who is framed by “an ethics and aesthetics of ourselves” (p. 10) and the human as an “essentially collaborative, convivial, spiritual and a historically located social being” (p. 10). This subject is one who understands their times and who acts to “transgresses the limitations placed . . by historically specific conditions” (p. 3). For Foucault (1997), this enlivens the possibility of resistance: Even when the power relation is completely out of balance, when it can truly be claimed that one side has “total power” over the other, a power can be exercised over the other only insofar as the other still has the option of killing himself, of leaping out the window, or of killing the other person.
But it is not a question of how not to be governed at all. ” (cited in Butler 2009, p. 791) In post Occupy Wall Street commentary written for the magazine Tidal-Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy in 2012, Butler applies some of her Foucauldian perspectives. She suggests that our traditional notion of the political, or of protest/resistance, is rooted in the belief that we can articulate grievances and specify particular demands. Instead, she argues, the Occupy protesters in drawing attention to the increasing disparity in wealth and structural inequality that crosses most social and economic policies were really critiquing the economic system of global neoliberalism at large.