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Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice

The Epistemology of Violence

Understanding the Root Causes of Violence in Schooling

Authors: Titchiner, Beth M.

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  • Provides the most comprehensive theoretical formulation of violence in schooling to date though a holistic, multidisciplinary, multi-scale analysis
  • Addresses both individual, subjective and structural (historical, societal and institutional) factors, and the interrelationships between these
  • Analyses the root causes of violence at local, national, global and historical scales
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This book provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary framework and case-study analysis for understanding the root causes of violence in schooling. Drawing on critical theory, psychology, neuroscience and learning theory, the author provides a holistic analysis of how ‘violent epistemology’ and the ‘non-conducive circumstances’ that it produces can be seen to be at the roots of violence in societies and social institutions such as schools. Chapter 1 outlines how current and historical theories of violence, and interventions based on them, have failed due to their inability to properly conceptualise the root causes of violence. Chapters 2 addresses this by providing a new epistemic and methodological framework for studying violence. Chapters 3 and 4 then demonstrate how violence can be best conceptualised as a problem of specifically ‘violent’ epistemology and the ‘non-conducive social circumstances’ that it fosters. Chapters 5-7 demonstrate in practice how violent epistemology results in multiple manifestations of violence at the global, national, local, and ultimately classroom level. Chapter 8 concludes the book by presenting an early conceptualisation of ‘non-violent’ epistemology, and what fostering this might look like in practice.


About the authors

Beth M. Titchiner has a PhD in Education from the University of East Anglia, UK, and has worked in a wide variety of third sector and educational settings. Her work and research has focused largely on social inequality, housing, welfare, disabilities, and pedagogy with particular emphasis on the relationships between epistemology, subject development, wellbeing, and social/institutional structures.

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“This carefully crafted and boldly theorised critical ethnography of a school and its teachers, students and communities in Brazil explores some of the deepest sources of violence in education and society, and invites us to reflect on how we might address it at its roots. Titchiner’s concept of ‘violent epistemology’ advances our understanding of epistemic violence, and her stories bear witness both to the damage caused by schooling rooted in such thought and to the everyday revolutions being made by teachers struggling to heal these wounds.” (Sarah Amsler, Associate Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK)

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 62,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12911-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-12910-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Epistemology of Violence
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Root Causes of Violence in Schooling
Authors
Series Title
Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12911-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12911-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12910-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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