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The Vulnerability of Teaching and Learning in a Selfie Society

  • Douglas J. Loveless
  • Cheryl L. Beverly
  • Aaron Bodle
  • Katie S. Dredger
  • Diane Foucar-Szocki
  • Teresa Harris
  • Shin Ji Kang
  • Jane B. Thall
  • Phillip Wishon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Douglas J. Loveless, Cheryl L. Beverly, Aaron Bodle, Katie S. Dredger, Diane Foucar-Szocki, Teresa Harris et al.
    Pages 1-25
  3. Douglas J. Loveless, Cheryl L. Beverly, Aaron Bodle, Katie S. Dredger, Diane Foucar-Szocki, Teresa Harris et al.
    Pages 27-49
  4. Douglas J. Loveless, Cheryl L. Beverly, Aaron Bodle, Katie S. Dredger, Diane Foucar-Szocki, Teresa Harris et al.
    Pages 51-52
  5. Jim Burns
    Pages 53-70
  6. Jim Burns, Shin Ji Kang, Teresa Harris
    Pages 71-88
  7. Katie Dredger
    Pages 89-91
  8. Diane Foucar-Szocki
    Pages 93-102
  9. Cheri Beverly, Aaron Bodle, Jane Thall
    Pages 103-109
  10. Cheri Beverly, Diane Foucar-Szocki
    Pages 111-124
  11. Cheri Beverly, Phillip Wishon
    Pages 125-127
  12. Douglas J. Loveless, Cheryl L. Beverly, Aaron Bodle, Katie S. Dredger, Diane Foucar-Szocki, Teresa Harris et al.
    Pages 129-131
  13. Cheri Beverly, Phillip Wishon
    Pages 133-142
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 143-145

About this book

Introduction

"This book explores the generative power of vulnerabilities facing individuals who inhabit educational spaces. We argue that vulnerability can be an asset in developing understandings of others, and in interrogating the self. Explorations of vulnerability offer a path to building empathy and creating engaged generosity within a community of dissensus. This kind of self-examination is essential in a selfie society in which democratic participation often devolves into neoliberal silos of discourse and marginalization of others who look, think, and believe differently. 
By vulnerability we mean the experiences that have the potential to compromise our livelihood, beliefs, values, emotional and mental states, sense of self-worth, and positioning within the Habermasian system/lifeworld as teachers and learners. We can refer to this as microvulnerability—that is, those things humans encounter in daily life that make us aware of the illusion of control. The selfie becomes an analogy for the posturing of a particular self that reinforces how one hopes to be understood by others. 
What are the vulnerabilities teachers and learners face? And how can we joker, as Norris calls it, the various vulnerabilities that we inherently bring into teaching and learning spaces? In light of the divisive discourses around the politics of Ferguson, Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, Ebola, Surveillance, and Immigration; vulnerability offers an entry way into exhuming the humanity necessary for a participatory democracy that is often hijacked by a selfie mentality."



Keywords

Vulnerability Democracy Education Neoliberal Dialogue Transform Self-reflection

Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas J. Loveless
    • 1
  • Cheryl L. Beverly
    • 2
  • Aaron Bodle
    • 3
  • Katie S. Dredger
    • 4
  • Diane Foucar-Szocki
    • 5
  • Teresa Harris
    • 6
  • Shin Ji Kang
    • 7
  • Jane B. Thall
    • 8
  • Phillip Wishon
    • 9
  1. 1.University of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.James Madison UniversityUSA
  3. 3.James Madison UniversityUSA
  4. 4.James Madison UniversityUSA
  5. 5.James Madison UniversityUSA
  6. 6.James Madison UniversityUSA
  7. 7.James Madison UniversityUSA
  8. 8.James Madison UniversityUSA
  9. 9.James Madison UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-812-9
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-812-9
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