1st Edition

Postcritical Theory and Curriculum in Latin America Didactics, Bildung and US Hegemony

By Silvia Morelli Copyright 2025
    98 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on a range of postcritical theories including postmodernism, poststructuralism, and postcolonialism, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of curriculum in Latin America.

    The book underscores the relationship between curriculum, didactics, and Bildung in the Latino field, acknowledging the hegemony of the United States. It initiates dialogues between scholars from various Latin American countries, promoting the concept of translation and the didactic tradition as a political practice. This practice enables the identification of new scopes and a privileged language, challenging the dominant paradigms and offering fresh perspectives. Recognizing the need for intervention, the book depicts the intellectual history of the field in Argentina and across Latin America. It serves as a critical resource for understanding the complexities and nuances of curriculum studies in the region.

    This work will appeal to curriculum studies scholars, researchers, faculty, and post-graduate students worldwide. It offers a unique lens to view and understand the educational landscape in Latin America, making it an indispensable addition to the discourse on curriculum studies and educational research. It challenges readers to rethink traditional approaches and explore new avenues in curriculum studies.

    1. Introduction: How do I get here   2. Constellations  3. Translated Curriculum  4. The Promise of Post-Bildung  5. Why not America?  6. Final Words


    Silvia Morelli is Professor and Research Chair in Curriculum Studies at the National University of Rosario, Argentina.