From the Back Cover
Instead of merely criticizing current practices and discourses, however, the appeal of Rancière's work is that it positively formulates what democracy is about, how equality can be a pedagogic or educational (instead of policy) concern, and what the public and democratic role of education is. These ideas are discussed by the contributors of this volume alongside those of Foucault, Derrida, Freire, and Butler.
About the Author
Jan Masschelein is Professor for Philosophy of Education at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. His primary areas of scholarship are educational theory, social and political philosophy, and critical theory. His research currently focuses on the 'public' role of education (both secondary and higher education) in the age of networks and on 'mapping' and 'walking' as critical research practices. His recent publications include The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (ed., Blackwell, 2007).