By David R. Cole, Linda J. Graham

The energy In/Of Language contains a selection of essays that examine the ways that language is used in modern schooling revealing its deeply entrenched strength relationships.

  • Features essays grounded in theoretical rigor that provide serious insights into modern academic practice
  • Provides educators with clean new views on language in education
  • Based at the newest study data

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1989) The State and Education Policy (Buckingham, Open University Press). Dale, R. & Robertson, S. (2006). The Case of the UK: Homo sapiens Europaeus vs. homo quaestuosus Atlanticus? European learning citizen or Anglo-American human capitalist? in: M. Kuhn & R. Sultana (eds), Creating the European Learning Citizen (New York, Peter Lang Publishing). Department for Education and Skills (2005) 14–19 Education and Skills, White Paper (London, HMSO). Fairclough, N. (1992) Discourse and Social Change (Oxford, Blackwell).

G. the word bull would be +ADULT, -HUMAN, -FEMALE). 6. For a more extensive analysis of ‘personalisation’ under New Labour, see Mulderrig, forthcoming b. 7. The only significant exception is the data for Thatcher, where the pronoun does make an appearance, albeit comparatively infrequently. 8. 83% of cases of the pronoun refer specifically to the government itself, thus lending evidence to the claim that the government has become a significantly more prominent figure in education policy discourse (the most textually prominent actor by a considerable margin).

In his usage of catharsis as a concept of change Gramsci regales it with an ethical foundation that goes further than Aristotle’s controlled context of poetic tragedy. He expands this poetic mechanism to the totality of our critical practices, the summation of which becomes the ‘philosophy of praxis’. One could say that the notion of catharsis is extended to that of a formative aesthetic. Because of its formative essence, and in view of its aesthetic terrain, catharsis cannot be limited to an operative moment within a simulated state of affairs.

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