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    Colonial and capitalist pedagogy

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

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    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.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Pedagogy, Walter Benjamin, toys, play, communism, colonialism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Esther Leslie
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:59
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:39


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