Positioning subjects: psychoanalysis and critical educational studies
This book addresses an area that is theoretically undeveloped in educational studies--the constitution of the human subject. The author uses psychoanalysis to explore this gap in critical studies of education. Educational progressivism overestimates the power of rationality and represses any understanding of unconscious mental processes. What is needed is the development of a psychodynamic 'social psychology of classes.' According to the author, we need to investigate the differential relations between institutional and self-formative processes.
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Critical Educational Studies
Freud on Society and the Self
The Trojan Horse
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Althusser Althusser's Althusser's theory ambivalence analyst anxiety argued attempt become chapter child common complex concept conflict consciousness countertransference critical educational studies critical pedagogy CSOE cultural depressive position desire determined dialectic discourse drives ego ideal elaborated example existence experience external false consciousness fantasy feelings formation Freud function Gramsci historical identity imaginary individual infant instinct intellectual interaction internal object interpellation interpersonal introjection involves Klein Lacan Laclau language Marx Marxism means mechanisms Meissner mirror stage Mouffe nature notion object relations object relations theory Oedipus complex Ogden paranoid-schizoid position particular patient pedagogy person phantasy political postmodern poststructuralism production projective identification psychic psychoanalysis psychology reality relations of production relationship representation repression Sandler says schools sense sexual signifier social theory society sociology split structure suggests super-ego Symbolic term theory of ideology theory of ideology-in-general thereby transformation unconscious understanding Wexler Wheelis Zizek