Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Mathematics Education as a Matter of Identity

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_517

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Introduction

“Mathematics education as a matter of identity” is an emergent field where selfhood and the mathematical subject are being theorized as the effect of lived experiences in institutions such as family, school, media, or church. Identity and its associated term subjectivity are embryonic in varied theoretical and activist arenas ranging from sociocultural psychology, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, new materialisms, or arts-based research. Emphasis on the “question of the subject” facilitates the problematizing of a “knowing self” as the effect of politics of difference, diversity, language, discourse, body, power, authority, agency, justice, and emancipation or as the product of affective politics connected to consumption habits and entertainment desires.

Up until today, “identity” persists the status of a ubiquitous concept in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ThessalyVolos, ThessalyGreece
  2. 2.Malmö UniversityMalmöSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paola Valero
    • 1
  • Gelsa Knijnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Science EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Graduate Program on EducationUniversidade do Vale do Rio dos SinosSao LeopoldoBrazil