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The Flâneur and Education Research

A Metaphor for Knowing, Being Ethical and New Data Production

  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
  • Rita L. Irwin
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About this book

Introduction

This book creatively and critically explores the figure of the flâneur and its place within educational scholarship. The flâneur is used as a generative metaphor and a prompt for engaging the unknown through embodied engagement, the politics of space, mindful walking and ritual. The chapters in this collection explore sensorial qualities of place and place-making, urban spaces and places, walking as relational practice, walking as ritual, thinking photographically, the creative and narrative qualities of flâneurial walking, and issues of power, gender, and class in research practices. In doing so, the editors and contributors examine how flâneurial walking can be viewed as a creative, relational, place-making practice. Engaging the flâneur as an influential and recurring historical figure allows and expands upon generative ways of thinking about educational inquiry. Furthermore, attending to the flâneur provides a way of provoking researchers to recognize and consider salient political issues that impact educational access and equity. 

Keywords

Flâneur Movement as research Interdisciplinary research Research methods in education The Flâneur and education

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
    • 1
  • Rita L. Irwin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationSouthern Cross UniversityBilingaAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and PedagogyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, BCCanada

About the editors

Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Education at Southern Cross University, Australia. 
 
Rita L. Irwin is Professor of Art Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Flâneur and Education Research
  • Book Subtitle A Metaphor for Knowing, Being Ethical and New Data Production
  • Editors Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
    Rita L. Irwin
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Movement across Education, the Arts and the Social Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Movement across Education, the Arts and the Social Sciences
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72838-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72837-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10274-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72838-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Research Methods in Education
    Educational Philosophy
    Alternative Education
    Creativity and Arts Education
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