Pedagogies of Neither Care, Nor Justice
Department (Manual Entry)
Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
There are two alternative projects to overcome domination in education with ethics of justice and ethics of care. I want to look beyond disagreements between the two projects about the essence of morality. Both these projects, from my point of view, have clear limits. The domination is mainly a problem of freedom, and ethics deal with a problem of good and evil. In other words, I suggest that reduction of human evil may reduce domination, but does not free us from it. Other approaches, like carnival and similar cultural phenomena, would do a better job of overcoming domination.
Sidorkin, A. M. (1997). Carnival and domination: Pedagogies of neither care nor justice. Educational Theory, 47(2), 229-238. doi:10.1111/j.1741-5446.1997.00229.x