Reclaiming our bodies : towards a sentient pedagogy of liberation

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Sherry Badger Taylor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This dissertation is a contribution to the development of the theory and practice of critical pedagogy. In particular the dissertation focuses upon the importance of the body as a site for critical reflection. The body here provides the dialectical linkage between the particular and the general, the individual and the social. Such a linkage is deemed necessary for understanding of one's everyday experiences as they are structured in relationship to the culture and one's life world. The dissertation follows recent feminist and postmodern theorizing in its demand that human knowledge be grounded in the experience of the historically and culturally situated body/subject. The notion of situated knowledge as it is incorporated by the human subject and is inscribed on the body as a lived process is the central issue of this work. In terms of this examples are given of the ways in which the body becomes a vehicle for oppression, resistance, and liberation.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Human body (Philosophy)
Mind and body
Critical pedagogy
Conduct of life
Knowledge, Theory of

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