Postmodern Education and the Concept of Power

  title={Postmodern Education and the Concept of Power},
  author={Thomas Aastrup R{\o}mer},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={755 - 772}
This article presents a discussion of how postmodernist, poststructuralist and critical educational thinking relate to different theories of power. I argue that both Critical Theory and some poststructuralist ideas base themselves on a concept of power borrowed from a modernist tradition. I argue as well that we are better off combining a postmodern idea of education with a postmodern idea of power. To this end the concept of power presented by the works of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe is… 
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