Inhabiting a Place in the Common: Profanation and Biopolitics in Teaching
ResuméThis article considers the common and shared world in teaching, by reference to the concept of profanation in relation to biopolitics. “To profane”, means to treat something (or someone) as worldly and as something “that can be played with”. The act of profanation has implications for how objects that are “put on the table” can be regarded in teaching and how these “objects” can become public goods. But what happens when things that are used in teaching are representations of social injustice and suffering? This article will give a critique of the idea of profanation, specifically discussing when teaching deals with social injustice and representations of suffering.
The author(s) and the journal share the Copyright. Articles published in Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi (Studies in Philosophy of Education) may be used (downloaded) and reused (distributed, copied, cited) for non-commercial purposes with reference to the authors and publication host.Articles submitted to Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi (Studies in Philosophy of Education) may not be submitted to - or published in - other journals. Articles may be uploaded in institutional repositories if the author is required to so as part of a grant or institutional requirement.