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    Spaces of informal learning and cultures of translation and marginality in London's Jewish East End

    Gidley, Ben (2018) Spaces of informal learning and cultures of translation and marginality in London's Jewish East End. In: Nichols, S. and Dobson, S. (eds.) Learning Cities: Multimodal Explorations and Placed Pedagogies. Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education 8. Singapore: Springer Singapore, pp. 169-182. ISBN 9789811080982.

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines some spaces of learning in inner London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These informal settings were brought into being by immigrant Jews to foster dialogue and exchange. The figure of the organic intellectual is, I will argue, an appropriate description of the role of the men and women who inhabited these spaces. The spaces they created enabled a proletarian pedagogical culture through which emerged a counterculture of modernity. The contemporary relevance of this historical case lies in its anticipation of features typical of the global city today: the dense web of interactions through within mobile, complex diverse populations.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): East London, urbanism, informal learning
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
    Depositing User: Ben Gidley
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 11:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 11:09
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29253

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