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Paranoid Pedagogies

Education, Culture, and Paranoia

  • Jennifer A. Sandlin
  • Jason J. Wallin

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures book series (PSEF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jason J. Wallin, Jennifer A. Sandlin
    Pages 1-26
  3. Paranoid Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Andrew Hammerand, Bucky Miller
      Pages 29-35
    3. Doug Aoki
      Pages 55-65
  4. Paranoid Society

  5. Paranoid Pedagogies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book


This edited book explores the under-analyzed significance and function of paranoia as a psychological habitus of the contemporary educational and social moment. The editors and contributors argue that the desire for epistemological truth beyond uncertainty characteristic of paranoia continues to profoundly shape the aesthetic texture and imaginaries of educational thought and practice. Attending to the psychoanalytic, post-psychoanalytic, and critical significance of paranoia as a mode of engaging with the world, this book further inquires into the ways in which paranoia functions to shape the social order and the material desire of subjects operating within it. Furthermore, the book aims to understand how the paranoiac imaginary endemic to contemporary educational thought manifests itself throughout the social field and what issues it makes manifest for teachers, teacher educators, and academics working toward social transformation.  


epistemological uncertainty death of metaphysics in education social organization social conformity and resistance contemporary educational thought Deleuze Guattari

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer A. Sandlin
    • 1
  • Jason J. Wallin
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

About the editors

Jennifer A. Sandlin is Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, USA.

Jason J. Wallin is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Paranoid Pedagogies
  • Book Subtitle Education, Culture, and Paranoia
  • Editors Jennifer A. Sandlin
    Jason J. Wallin
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64764-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87866-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64765-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Psychology
    Sociology of Education
    Educational Philosophy
    Pedagogic Psychology
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