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The Lines of Struggle

  • Chris Dolan
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Part of the Educational Leadership Theory book series (ELT)

Abstract

My a priori characterisation of a contest over principal subjectivity is as a political struggle for the soul of the principal – a struggle with and against the technologies of neoliberal government that confer a particular permutation of power, truth and ethics on principals. This is a struggle directed to gaining some freedom from the impositions and enclosures of neoliberal governmentality in order to remain ‘open to alternative and foreclosed ways of being and knowing’ (De Lissovoy, 2016, p. 167).

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  • Chris Dolan
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  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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