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Szkudlarek, Tomasz – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
In this text I concentrate on semiotic aspects of the theory of political identity in the work of Ernesto Laclau, and especially on the connection between metaphors, metonymies, catachreses and synecdoches. Those tropes are of ontological status, and therefore they are of key importance in understanding the discursive "production" of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Semiotics, Figurative Language
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Mendel, Maria – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
The concept of heterotopia challenges political theory, which has often focused on utopic thinking. Foucault describes a heterotopia as a heterogenous space that juxtaposes in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are in themselves incompatible. Streets, squares and parks form heterotopias when their utopic purity as public space…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Homeless People, Democracy
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Szkudlarek, Tomasz – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2005
The paper is an interpretation of J.-J. Rousseau's book on the government of Poland. The central part of the paper is devoted to complex relations between the notions of nature, nation, childhood, and civic education. Methodologically, the analysis involves interpretation of historical contexts and positions significant in the writing of the book,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Children, Citizenship Education