23 October 2013

Table of Contents Volume 45 Number 3 (Fall 2013)

Governmentality (1): Governing in Curriculum and Making People

Editors' Preface to Special Guest-Edited Issue
Noah W. Sobe and Iveta Silova

Guest Editors' Introduction
Engaging in Foucault's Governmentality and Styles of Reasoning
Kenneth Petersson, Thomas S. Popkewitz, Ulf Olsson, and John B. Krejsler

One Kind of Human Being
MACOS, the Human Sciences, and Governmentality
John P. Ivens

Governing Equality
Mathematics for All?
Jennifer D. Diaz

Examining "The Police"
On Inclusion and "Investmentality" in Swedish Schooling
Martin Harling

The Arts in Education as Police Technologies
Governing the Child's Soul
Catarina Silva Martins

Governmentality and Religion in the Construction of the Argentinean Citizen
Ezequiel Gomez Caride

XXVI Conference 2014, Freiburg, Germany 10-13 June 2014

10 October 2013

Governing in Curriculum and Making People

The most recent edition of European Education is the first part of a double issue dealing with governmentality. The contributions arose from a research seminar held in April 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. According to the organizers, this "seminar was organized around the notion of governmentality so as to direct attention to research that historicizes the conditions that make possible the objects of reflection and action related to schooling." Coming out of that seminar, this special double issue approaches research through playing with Michel Foucault's notion of governmentality. Guest editors Kenneth Petersson, Thomas S. Popkewitz, Ulf Olsson, and John B. Krejsler have just completed the first part which is titled "Govermentality (1): Governing in Curriculum and Making People." It contains a number of excellent papers with topics as diverse as the 1960s MACOS curriculum, the equal sign as a form of governmentality, "investmentality" in Swedish schooling, and the arts as governing children's souls. We certainly look forward to part two which will be published soon.