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

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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, ...
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Overview

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 physical reality, as fact of natality, as the thing between teachers and students, as an institution, and as a play between reality and fantasy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791456736
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Difficult Education 1
2 The Freud-Klein Controversies As a Problem of Education 33
3 Why Return to Anna Freud? 71
4 "Thoughts Awaiting Thinkers": Group Psychology and Educational Life 97
5 Theory Kindergarten 125
6 Loneliness in Education: Toward a Compassionate Inquiry 149
Notes 171
Bibliography 197
Index 209
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