BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Colonial and capitalist pedagogy

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

    [img]
    Preview
    Text
    16265.pdf - Author's Accepted Manuscript

    Download (295kB) | Preview

    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.

    Metadata

    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: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    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: 26 Jun 2020 08:25
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16265

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    314Downloads
    109Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item