Initiating 'The Methodology of Jacques Rancière': How Does it All Start?

D.P. Mercieca

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    Educationalists are currently engaging with Jacques Rancière’s thought on emancipation and equality. The focus of this paper is on what initiates the process that starts emancipation. With reference to teachers the question is: how do teachers become emancipated? This paper discusses how the teacher’s life is made ‘sensible’ and how sense is distributed in her life. Two stories are taken from Rancière’s own work, that of Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Jacotot, that give us an indication of the initiation process of emancipation. Then I will see this in relation to the teacher, Mr Briggs, who is one of the main characters of the play Our Day Out (1987) by Willy Russell.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-417
    Number of pages11
    JournalStudies in Philosophy and Education
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


    • Rancière
    • Initiating emancipation
    • Teacher


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