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Mapping the Affective Turn in Education

Theory, Research, and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

Edited by Bessie Dernikos, Nancy Lesko, Stephanie D. McCall, Alyssa Niccolini


256 pages

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This comprehensive edited volume addresses affect in education from a wide range of styles, topics, and perspectives. With contributions from leading international scholars in the fields of education, English, communications, anthropology, sociology, comparative literature, geography and cultural studies, this book explores in depth the recent turn to affect, and offers vibrant methodological and theoretical material for a new emphasis in educational research. Written for an era marked by impassioned rhetoric, heated debate, teacher and student vulnerabilities, and extreme educational measures, this volume presents bold new ways to conceive of the affective intensities shaping our present historical moment.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Histories

Chapter 1: Passion, Pedagogy, Pietas: An Interview with Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished University Professor, Centre for the Humanities, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Chapter 2: The Politicization of Shame: Implications for Critical Education in Post-Traumatic Societies

Michalinos Zembylas, Associate Professor of Education, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Chapter 3: Affect, Feminism and Possibilities for the Politics of Education

Anna Hickey-Moody, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia

Section 2: Pedagogies

Chapter 4: Teaching Affectively

Kathleen Stewart, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Chapter 5: "Thank You for Ruining My Life!" The Promise and Challenge of Affect Theory for Social Justice Education

Lee Airton Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Canada

Chapter 6: History Sucks: Saturations of Sadness in History Education

Mark Helmsing Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education, Affiliate Faculty in Queer Studies, University of Wyoming, USA

Section 3: Spaces

Chapter 7: Racial Viscosities and Schools: An Interview with Arun Saldanha

Arun Saldanha, Associate Professor, Geography, Environment & Society, University of Minnesota, USA

Chapter 8

Fikile Nxumalo, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Chapter 9: Staying in the Room

Gail Boldt, Professor of Education, Language and Literacy, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Section 4: Technologies

Chapter 10: Machinic affects: education data infrastructure and the pedagogy of objects

Sam Sellar, Reader in Education Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Chapter 11: Affective Assemblages: Mediatizations of Gender in Young People’s Uses of Social Media

Jessie Bustillos Morales, PhD Candidate, Institute of Education, University College London, UK

Chapter 12: Postthreat pedagogies, a Micro-materialist phantomatic feeling with Classrooms in postterrorist times

Shiva Zarabadi, PhD Candidate, University College London Institute of Education, UK

Section 5: Materialities

Chapter 13: Thinking With My Hands: Arts Practices and The Disruption of the Habits of Whiteness in Teacher Education

Asilia Franklin-Phipps, PhD Candidate, Critical Sociocultural Studies in Education, University of Oregon, USA

Chapter 14: The Rabbit Hole of Poo: Working with Children as Pedagogies of Refusal

Stephanie Springgay, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada

Chapter 15: Uniformly Materialising the Affective Boy/Girl with School Dress

Melissa Joy Wolfe, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia

Marylou Rasmussen, Associate Professor, School of Sociology, Australian National University, Australia

Section 6: Passions

Chapter 16: An Interview with Lauren Berlant

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago, USA

Chapter 17: Love and Bewilderment: On Education as Affective Encounter

Nathan Snaza, Associate Professor, Director, Bridge to Success Program, University of Richmond, USA

About the Editors

Bessie Dernikos is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Nancy Lesko is the Maxine Greene Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

Stephanie D. McCall is an assistant professor of professional and secondary education, East Stroudsburg University, USA.

Alyssa D. Niccolini is an adjunct professor of teaching and learning, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects