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Working with Foucault in adult education research
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (Vuxenpedagogik och Folkbildning)
2013 (English)In: 7th triennial conference of ESREA, 2013Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
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This chapter argues for the usefulness of Foucault in research on the education and learning of adults. The chapter begins with a short introduction to how the work of Foucault has been taken up in adult education research and what trends can be discerned in terms of how extensive such research is and what parts of Foucault’s work are used. Second, I argue for the usefulness of a governmentality perspective, inspired by Foucault, followed by an introduction to some key concepts such as governmentality, power, technologies of the self, and regime of practices. The chapter then goes on to introduce an argument of how policies on lifelong learning (in which adult education and adult learning are currently inserted) and the regime of practice of which it is part, fabricates certain kinds of citizens. The chapter ends with some concluding notes. 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97305OAI: diva2:646290
7th triennial conference of ESREA, Berlin, September 4-7
Available from: 2013-09-08 Created: 2013-09-08 Last updated: 2013-09-08

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