Crisis or Struggle? A Language of Natality as a Struggle for Education

  • Lovisa Bergdahl

Resumé

Taking its point of departure in the connotations to war and violence inherent in what is here called the ‘language of crisis’ (Jantzen), the purpose of this article is to explore what it might mean to reassess the language of educational change and policy reform in the imagery of natality and birth (Arendt). If the task in a ‘crisis’ is to fi ght against the crisis, eff ectively and forcefully, the argument of the paper is that the root metaphors of natality and birth puts into play an imagery that makes possible a relational language for educational change and reform. If the language we use has performative consequences, the question explored is what a ‘language of natality’ can make possible as a language of struggle for education.

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2018-03-27
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Bergdahl, L. (2018). Crisis or Struggle? A Language of Natality as a Struggle for Education. Studier I Pædagogisk Filosofi, 6(1), 25-38. https://doi.org/10.7146/spf.v6i1.103102
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