The Unbearable Lightness of Dis|appearing Mathematics: Or, Life and Reason for the Citizen at Times of Crisis

@inproceedings{Chronaki2018TheUL,
  title={The Unbearable Lightness of Dis|appearing Mathematics: Or, Life and Reason for the Citizen at Times of Crisis},
  author={Anna Chronaki},
  year={2018}
}
In the early 1960s, Ursula Le Guin wrote ‘The Masters’, a short novel that offers a sharp contrast to the ‘maths for all’ discourse of contemporary mathematics education reforms. Le Guin writes of a world – Edun – where ‘mathematical prohibition’ is law. Mathematical reason is banned for all people by the Priests of Edun, and failure to obey is punishable by death. Despite the threat of this totalitarian anti-math regime, some citizens create a collective heterotopia in which they practice… CONTINUE READING

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