Liberating Education: What From, What For?

Edited by Igor Cvejić, Predrag Krstić, Nataša Lacković, Olga Nikolić

Liberating Education: What From, What For? is collection of essays exploring the intersections of emancipation and education using a critical and theoretical lens. Education may lead to emancipation, but it may also be precisely what one should emancipate oneself from. Even though we are the inheritors of the emancipatory potential of the Enlightenment, never before has education been under such rigorous critical scrutiny as from various intellectual traditions of the second half of the twentieth century, such as postcolonial and decolonial studies, post-structuralist thought, feminist critique, posthumanism, etc. But precisely because the classic educational emancipatory ideal appears both outdated and still current, there is a great need for rethinking the idea of emancipation, along with the role and aim of education. In selecting the texts, the editors paid attention to each text’s contemporary currency. Today’s world brings forward specific challenges, including new distributions of geopolitical power, crisis of democracy, and the rise of new technologies. One of the main aims of this volume is to bring a fresh perspective on the ways in which the existing educational practices should be challenged. The overall ambition is to present, from an educational perspective, studies that could contribute to the ongoing discussion around the role of emancipation in the twenty-first century.

Liberating Education: What From, What For?

Edited by Igor Cvejić, Predrag Krstić, Nataša Lacković, Olga Nikolić

Publisher
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory
University of Belgrade

Book Series
Special Edition

243 pages

Year of publication: 2021

ISBN 978-86-80484-79-2