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    Colonial and communist pedagogy

    Leslie, Esther (2016) Colonial and communist pedagogy. Pedagogy, Culture & Society 24 (4), pp. 517-524. ISSN 1468-1366.

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    Abstract

    Walter Benjamin wrote about pedagogy from the start of his writing life to its close. He was also an activist in the youth movement in Germany. This essay explores the importance of childhood, play, toys and education to his wider body of work – including his interests in photography, literary form, language acquisition and use, modern art. The opening up of these areas in relation to questions of pedagogy enables the organisation of his thought in relation to two complexes: ‘colonial’ and ‘communist’ pedagogy. What these mean, what determines them and how they further Benjamin’s project of emancipation, which begins with youth, is scrutinised here.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Pedagogy, Walter Benjamin, toys, play, communism, colonialism
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 10:56
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 10:56
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17631

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