The “Crisis of Pity” and the Radicalization of Solidarity: Toward Critical Pedagogies of Compassion

@inproceedings{Zembylas2013TheO,
  title={The “Crisis of Pity” and the Radicalization of Solidarity: Toward Critical Pedagogies of Compassion},
  author={Michalinos Zembylas},
  year={2013}
}
This article joins discussions concerning education as a means of cultivating compassion and pays explicit attention to the emotional complexities of teaching for/with compassion to help students become active and critical compassionate citizens. After reviewing the emotional aspects that establish feelings of pity and a sentimental relationship between the student as spectator and the ‘other’ who suffers, the article suggests that a politics of compassion is both necessary and valuable, albeit… CONTINUE READING

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