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Review of Education as Social Action: Knowledge, Identity and Power (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2006) Review of Education as Social Action: Knowledge, Identity and Power (Book Review). Journal of Beliefs and Values., 27 (1). 127 -144. ISSN Print ISSN: 1361-7672 Online ISSN: 1469-9362


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Review of a collaboration between United Nations Research Institute for Social development (UNRISD) and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University Sweden. Ashok Swain discusses ‘Knowledge, Identity and Power’. He links education and power through the control of knowledge. Knowledge he argues can be used despotically through a ‘master discourse’ designed to impose national identity; or knowledge is owned by people whose critical skills have been sharpened.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: education, social action, knowledge, identity, power, development.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2007 14:41
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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