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Subjectivity and Truth: Foucault, Education, and the Culture of Self (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education)

 
 
 
 
Subjectivity and Truth: Foucault, Education, and the Culture of Self (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education)
Author: Tina Besley - Michael A. Peters
ISBN 13: 9780820481951
ISBN 10: 820481955
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 213
List Price: $37.95
 
 

This book focuses on Foucault's later work and his (re)turn to 'the hermeneutics of the subject,' exploring the implications of his thinking for education, pedagogy, and related disciplines. What and who is the subject of education and what are the forms of self-constitution? Chapters investigate Foucault's notion of 'the culture of self' in relation to questions concerning truth (parrhesia or free speech) and subjectivity, especially with reference to the literary genres of confession and biography, and the contemporary political forms of individualization (governmentality).