A Lacanian Theory of Curriculum in Higher Education

The Unfinished Symptom

Authors: Murillo, Fernando M

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  • Fills a gap in existing literature by providing a specifically Lacanian theoretical frame to understanding curriculum
  • Proposes a psychoanalytic curricular critique as a form of research in education
  • Develops a methodological approach to educational criticism in psychoanalytic terms
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This volume presents a distinctively Lacanian psychoanalytic approach to the theorizing, understanding, and critique of curriculum in higher education. In this work, the author presents the main theories of curriculum in the current discourse, develops a notion of critique, and applies it to existing global guidelines for curriculum reform. Relying on the architectonic of the subject as developed across the work of Jacques Lacan—expressed in the registers of the Symbolic, the Imaginary, and the Real—the author provides a new approach to understanding curriculum in terms of the psychic dynamics that explain its workings.

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Fernando M. Murillo holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His current work focuses on education, psychoanalysis, and German educational theory and philosophy.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Lacanian Theory of Curriculum in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
The Unfinished Symptom
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99765-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99765-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99764-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 92
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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