Social Aesthetics and the School Environment

A Case Study of the Chivalric Ethos

  • Adam I. Attwood

Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Adam I. Attwood
    Pages 127-144
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 201-213

About this book


This book theorizes aesthetic classroom management through a hermeneutical approach with three fields of literature: history and philosophical foundations of chivalry, chivalry’s promulgation through the Victorian Age, and parallel issues of identity in twenty-first century teacher education. The aim of the book is to examine the relationship between chivalric ethos and education. The presented case study addresses more specifically the following question: how can chivalry be re-imagined or theorized in an educational setting? Few studies address the concept of aesthetics and hermeneutical context in American classroom management and classroom life, and Attwood pinpoints and traces the medieval social concept of chivalry through the centuries and argues it has manifested itself in classroom social construction in the twenty-first century.


aesthetic classroom management hermeneutical approach history and philosophical foundations of chivalry identity in twenty-first century teacher education curriculum

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam I. Attwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60344-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60345-2
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