Inventing the Modern Self and John Dewey

Modernities and the Traveling of Pragmatism in Education

  • Thomas S. Popkewitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. European Spaces: The Northern and Southern Ties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Tom De Coster, Marc Depaepe, Frank Simon, Angelo Van Gorp
      Pages 85-109
  4. European Spaces:The Southern Eastern Tiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Noah W. Sobe
      Pages 135-151
    3. Sabiha Bilgi, Seçkin Özsoy
      Pages 153-177
  5. The Americas

  6. Asia/Asia Minor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Kentaro Ohkura
      Pages 279-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 300-302

About this book


This collection includes original studies from scholars from thirteen nations, who explore the epistemic features figured in John Dewey's writings in his discourses on public schooling. Pragmatism was one of the weapons used in the struggles about the development of the child who becomes the future citizen. The significance of Dewey in the book is not about Dewey as the messenger of pragmatism, but in locating different cultural, political and educational terrains in which debates about modernity, the modern self and the making of the citizen occurred.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas S. Popkewitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA

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