Power, Curriculum, and Embodiment Book Chapter

Burns, JP. (2018). Power, Curriculum, and Embodiment . 1-23. 10.1007/978-3-319-68523-6_1

cited authors

  • Burns, JP



  • This chapter contextualizes the general economy of power in which post-Reconceptualization curriculum studies is situated, specifically an education policy agenda predicated on conservative modernization, audit culture, and coercive accountability. The chapter discusses synoptic content analysis and advocates for curriculum scholarship contextualized in Foucault’s analysis of disciplinary power to re-think curriculum as a site through which to embody counter-conduct against dehumanizing configurations of institutional power and to generate new counter-politics that move toward self and social reconstruction.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

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  • 1

end page

  • 23