In this book, the authors explore and clarify the nature of postmodernism and provide a detailed introduction to key writers in the field such as Lacan Derrida Foucault Lyotard They examine the impact of this thinking upon contemporary theory and practice of education, concentrating particularly upon how postmodernist ideas challenge existing concepts, structures and hierarchies.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. Postmodernism, Postmodernity and the Postmodern Moment 2. Speaking `Truthfully': Science, Psychology and Subjectivity 3. Knowing Oneself: Subjectivity and Mastery 4. Subject Disciplines and Disciplining Subjects: The Subject in Education 5. Examining the Case: Competences and Management 6. The `End' of the Educational Project 7. Education and Textuality 8. Telling Stories: The Legitimising of Knowledge 9. The End of the Story: Education, Efficiency and Resistance 10. The Cultivation of Desire 11. Catching the (Last) Post References Index