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Wild Children — Domesticated Dreams

Civilization and the Birth of Education

by Layla AbdelRahim  

An anthropological analysis of education, this book is the first to examine the root cause of contemporary pedagogical systems from a truly comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. This confluence of ethology and anthropology reveals that the very category “human” is a requirement of civilization contingent on domestication and submission to structural violence at the root of civilized pedagogical practices.

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  • April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781552665480
  • 130 pages
  • $21.95
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An anthropological analysis of education, this book is the first to examine the root cause of contemporary pedagogical systems from a truly comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. This confluence of ethology and anthropology reveals that the very category “human” is a requirement of civilization contingent on domestication and submission to structural violence at the root of civilized pedagogical practices.

Education Family Studies

What people are saying

John Taylor Gatto, author of Weapons of Mass Instruction

“[This book] is a monument to our sense and original thinking.”

John Zerzan, author of Running on Emptiness

“This book provides an extremely stimulating analysis of the divisions and debilities engineered upon kids. … Wild Children - Domesticated Dreams is a hugely important work!”

Author

Layla AbdelRahim

Layla AbdelRahim is an anthropologist, a writer, a researcher and a public speaker and holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Montreal, Quebec.

Contents

  • In the Beginning . . .
  • The Ontological Roots of Education—An Indispensable Introduction
  • Do Children Dream of Civilized Love?
  • On Objects, Love and Objectifications
  • On Modernism and Education: The Birth of Contemporary Domesticated Pedagogies
  • In the End and Towards a Feral Future
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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