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Sustaining the life-chance divide? Education for sustainable development and the global biopolitical regime

Författare och institution:
Sofie Hellberg (Institutionen för globala studier); Beniamin Knutsson (Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession)
Publicerad i:
Critical Studies in Education , e-pub ahead of print
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
What is being sustained in education for sustainable development (ESD)? Drawing on biopolitical theory, this article puts forth the hypothesis that it is in fact the very life-chance gulf that separates wealthy ‘sustainable’ mass consumers from poor ‘sustainable’ subsistence-level populations. Hence, in sharp contrast to the cosmopolitan buzz that characterizes the international policy discourse on ESD, it is argued that ESD feeds into the global life-chance divide as it prepares different populations for entirely different lives and lifestyles. In previous research that has dealt with global aspects of ESD, a dividing line can be drawn between scholars who emphasize tendencies towards neoliberal homogenization and those who highlight contingency, local re-articulations and spaces of contestation. This paper offers a third theoretical position that while sharing a deep unease with global neoliberal government is primarily concerned with its ‘will to divide’. As a corollary of this biopolitical perspective, the paper makes a case for critical empirical research that can lay bare the cracks and contradictions in the grand narrative of ESD as a cosmopolitan ethical enterprise.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Utbildningsvetenskap
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Pedagogik
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Didaktik
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Globaliseringsstudier
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Social och ekonomisk geografi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Annan samhällsvetenskap
HUMANIORA ->
Annan humaniora
Nyckelord:
Biopolitics, education for sustainable development, global, life(style), life-chances, neoliberalism, subjectivity
Postens nummer:
236283
Posten skapad:
2016-05-11 12:02
Posten ändrad:
2016-06-29 09:31

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