Heteropolitical Pedagogies: Citizenship and Childhood—Commoning Education in Contemporary Greece

  • Yannis Pechtelidis
Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)


This chapter explores an alternative option in education, pedagogy and children’s participation in public life and citizenship in contemporary Greece. It describes the everyday life of both a public elementary school and a pedagogical community run by its members. It argues that each is underpinned by the commons heteropolitical ethics and logic, despite their differences. In particular, they share a common resource: education. The chapter critically discusses the contributions of the pedagogical social realities of the study to the empowerment of children’s status, and the embodied subjective features that are crafted within these heteropolitical sites. It is especially focused on the intergenerational construction of citizenship, and the production of a heteropolitical habitus of the commons within these specific pedagogical and educational groups.


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  • Yannis Pechtelidis
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  1. 1.University of ThessalyVolosGreece

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