Posthumanism and Higher Education

Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research

Editors: Taylor, Carol A., Bayley, Annouchka (Eds.)

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  • Analyse how higher education can be rethought and move towards posthumanism
  • Reconceptualizes the academy and offers new way for academics and researchers to do higher education differently
  • Encourages imagination and creative thinking in re-thinking higher education 
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This book explores ways in which posthumanist and new materialist thinking can be put to work in order to reimagine higher education pedagogy, practice and research. The editors and contributors illuminate how we can move the thinking and doing of higher education out of the humanist cul-de-sac of individualism, binarism and colonialism and away from anthropocentric modes of performative rationality. Based in a reconceptualization of ontology, epistemology and ethics which shifts attention away from the human towards the vitality of matter and the nonhuman, posthumanist and new materialist approaches pose a profound challenge to higher education. In engaging with the theoretical twists and turns of various posthumanisms and new materialisms, this book offers new, experimental and creative ways for academics, practitioners and researchers to do higher education differently. This ground-breaking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of posthumanism and new materialism, as well as those looking to conceptualize higher education as other than performative practice. 

About the authors

Carol A. Taylor is Professor of Higher Education and Gender at the University of Bath, UK. Her research draws on feminist, new materialist and posthumanist approaches to generate experimental methodologies and transdisciplinary theories for exploring gender, space, power and participation in higher education. She co-edits the journal Gender and Education and is an Editorial Board member of Teaching in Higher Education and Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning
Annouchka Bayley is Programme Lead in Creative Education at the Royal College of Art, UK. Her research incorporates posthumanisms and new materialisms for 21st century higher education development; practice-as-research in the academy; and creating new approaches to the practice and critique of contemporary live performance.  

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Unfolding: Co-Conspirators, Contemplations, Complications and More

    Taylor, Carol A.

    Pages 1-27

  • Sounds of Scissors: Eventicising Curriculum in Higher Education

    Ulla, Bente (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Theatre for a Changing Climate: A Lecturer’s Portfolio

    O’Malley, Evelyn

    Pages 55-71

  • A Manifesto for Teaching Qualitative Inquiry with/as/for Art, Science, and Philosophy

    Kuby, Candace R. (et al.)

    Pages 73-83

  • Posthuman Encounters in New Zealand Early Childhood Teacher Education

    Arndt, Sonja (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Posthumanism and Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research
Editors
  • Carol A. Taylor
  • Annouchka Bayley
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14672-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14672-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14671-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 375
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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