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The Power In / Of Language

David R. Cole (Editor), Linda J. Graham (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-6701-0
168 pages
February 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Power In/Of Language features a collection of essays that analyse the ways in which language is utilized in contemporary education revealing its deeply entrenched power relationships.
  • Features essays grounded in theoretical rigor that offer critical insights into contemporary educational practice
  • Provides educators with fresh new perspectives on language in education
  • Based on the latest research data
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Introduction x
David R. Cole and Linda J. Graham

1 The Actions of Affect in Deleuze: Others using language and the language that we make ...
David R. Cole 1

2 Manufacturing Consent: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis of New Labour’s educational governance
Jane Mulderrig 13

3 ‘Relative Ignorance’: Lingua and linguaggio in Gramsci’s concept of a formative aesthetic as a concern for power
John Baldacchino 29

4 Beyond Discourse? Using Deleuze and Guattari’s schizoanalysis to explore affective assemblages, heterosexually striated space and lines of flight online and at school
Jessica Ringrose 48

5 Will They Ever Speak with Authority? Race, post-coloniality and the symbolic violence of language
Awad Ibrahim 68

6 Romantic Agrarianism and Movement Education in the United States: Examining the discursive politics of learning disability science
Scot Danforth 85

7 Lost in Translation: The power of language
Sandy Farquhar & Peter Fitzsimons 101

8 The Product of Text and ‘Other’ Statements: Discourse analysis and the critical use of Foucault
Linda J. Graham 112

9 After the Glow: Race ambivalence and other educational prognoses
Zeus Leonardo 124

Index 148

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Author Information

David R. Cole is Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney. His most recent book is Educational Life-forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice.

Linda J. Graham is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her most recent book is (De)Constructing ADHD: Critical Guidance for Teachers and Teacher Educators.

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