Slavoj Žižek

A Žižekian Gaze at Education

  • Tony Wall
  • David Perrin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education book sub series (BRIEFSKEY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 1-3
  3. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 5-13
  4. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 15-24
  5. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 25-35
  6. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 37-48
  7. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 49-62
  8. Tony Wall, David Perrin
    Pages 63-64

About this book

Introduction

Žižek demands we take a long, hard look at the painful reality of education in contemporary capitalist society, and to actively seek out its ‘trouble in paradise’: Why is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? This book illuminates aspects of Žižek’s ideas which sheds light into these modern challenges and tensions in education, and considers alternative ways forward. Though Žižek frustrates as much as he inspires with his own recipe of Lacan, Hegel and Marx, this book aims to give an entry route into Žižekian critique of education, a topic area he very rarely directly talks about.

Keywords

Educational forms Hegel Ideology and education Jacques Lacan Karl Marx Slavoj Žižek

Authors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  • David Perrin
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21242-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21241-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21242-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
  • About this book