After-Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning

After-Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning

by Deborah P. Britzman
     
 

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Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.

In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force

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Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.

In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie Klein, she analyzes experiences of difficult knowledge, pedagogy, group psychology, theory, and questions of loneliness in learning education. Throughout the book, education appears and is transformed in its various guises: as a nervous condition, as social relation, as authority, as psychological knowledge, as quality of psychical reality, as fact of natality, as the thing between teachers and students, as an institution, and as a play between reality and fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791456736
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/27/2003
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah P. Britzman is Professor of Education, Social and Political Thought, and Women’s Studies at York University. She is the author of Practice Makes Practice: A Critical Study of Learning to Teach, Revised Edition and Lost Subjects, Contested Objects: Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning, both published by SUNY Press.

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