Pedagogy, Power and the Subject of Disease Control

  • Dilip K. Das


Pedagogies are structured by underlying ideological and power-knowledge formations that often serve to maintain existing social hierarchies but can also be used to subvert them. Both pedagogies of power and critical pedagogies have subjective effects on those they address. In the context of AIDS, these effects are achieved through awareness creation linked to behaviour change. They generate forms of embodiment that can establish a critical relation to the norms of health and disease and the hierarchies that they sustain. Tactical pedagogies, in responding to the strategies of public health governance, can play a key role in this.


Pedagogy Power-knowledge Governmentality Interpellation Subjectivation Embodiment Tactics and strategies 


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  • Dilip K. Das
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  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesEnglish and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia

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