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Peters, Michael (Michael A.) 1948-

Works: 144 works in 732 publications in 1 language and 22,734 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, htt, Creator
Classifications: LB880.F682, 370.1
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Most widely held works about Michael Peters
Most widely held works by Michael Peters
Naming the multiple : poststructuralism and education( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststructuralism - as a name for a mode of thinking, a style of philosophizing, a kind of writing - has exercised a profound influence upon contemporary Western thought and the institution of the university. As a French and predominantly Parisian affair, poststructuralism is inseparable from the intellectual milieu of postwar France, a world dominated by Alexandre Kojeve's and Jean Hyppolite's interpretations of Hegel, Jacques Lacan's reading of Freud, Gaston Bachelard's epistemology, George Canguilhem's studies of science, and Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism. It is also inseparable from the "structuralist" tradition of linguistics based upon the work of Ferdinand de Saussure and Roman Jacobson, and the structuralist interpretations of Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Louis Althusser, and the early Michel Foucault. Each essay in this unique collection by and for educators is devoted to the work and educational significance of one of ten major poststructuralist philosophers
Of other thoughts : non-traditional ways to the doctorate : a guidebook for candidates and supervisors by Anna-Chr Engels-Schwarzpaul( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a path-breaking critique of the traditions underpinning doctoral research. Working against the grain of traditional research orthodoxies, graduate researchers (almost all from Indigenous, transnational, diasporic, coloured, queer and ethnic minorities) AND their supervisors offer insights into non-traditional and emergent modes of research--transcultural, post-colonial, trans-disciplinary and creative practice-led. Through case studies and contextualizing essays, the book provides a unique guide to doctoral candidates and supervisors working with different modes of research. More radically, its questioning of traditional assumptions about the nature of the literature review, the genealogy of research practices, and the status and structuring of the thesis creates openings for alternative modes of researching. It gives our emerging researchers the courage to differ and challenges the University to take up its public role as critic and conscience of society
Pedagogy of the open society : knowledge and the governance of higher education by Michael Peters( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social processes and policies that foster openness as an overriding value as evidenced in the growth of open source, open access and open education and their convergences that characterize global knowledge communities that transcend borders of the nation-state. Openness seems also to suggest political transparency and the norms of open inquiry, indeed, even democracy itself as both the basis of the logic of inquiry and the dissemination of its results. Openness is a value and philosophy that also offers us a means for transforming our institutions and our practices. This book examines the interface between learning, pedagogy and economy in terms of the potential of open institutions to transform and revitalize education in the name of the public good
The creative university by Michael Peters( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the “Creative University” signals that higher education stands at the center of the creative economy indicating the growing significance of intellectual capital and innovation for economic growth and cultural development. Increasingly economic activity is socialised through new media and depends on immaterial and digital goods. This immaterial economy includes new international labour markets that demand analytic skills, global competencies and an understanding of markets in tradeable knowledges. Delivery modes in education are being reshaped. Global cultures are spreading in the form of knowledge and research networks. Openness, networking, cross-border people movement, flows of ideas, capital and scholars are changing the conditions of imagining and producing creative work. The economic aspect of creativity refers to the production of new ideas, aesthetic forms, scholarship, original works of art and cultural products, as well as scientific inventions and technological innovations. It embraces both open source communication as well as commercial intellectual property. This collection explores these ideas as the basis for a new development agenda for universities
Individualism and community : education and social policy in the postmodern condition by Michael Peters( )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining, in the widest sense, the changes in political philosophy that have occurred in Western capitalist states since the early 1980s, this book focuses on the introduction of neo-liberal principles in the combined area of social and education
Nietzsche's legacy for education : past and present values( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays provides an introduction to Nietzsche's thought and educational writings, and examines questions concerning the centrality of values for education in postmodernity
Poststructuralism, Marxism, and neoliberalism : between theory and politics by Michael Peters( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the politics of poststructuralism focuses on two interrelated themes: the culture of Western Marxism and contemporary neoliberal capitalism. Poststructuralism is not a form of anti-Marxism, Peters argues; indeed, poststructural philosophers view themselves in some kind of relationship to the legacy of Marx
Re-imagining the creative university for the 21st century by Tina Besley( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Strauss, education, and political thought( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection by some of the leading scholars of Strauss' work is the first devoted to Strauss' thought regarding education. It seeks to address his conception of education as it applies to a range of his most important concepts, such as his views on the importance of revelation, his critique of modern democracy and the importance of modern classical education. This book attempts to maintain traditional scholarly standards in the hope of approaching both Strauss and his work in a dispassionate and objective manner. It contains both biographical as well as scholarly chapters aimed first and foremost at understanding the corpus of Strauss' work and also his significance as an educational thinker
Heidegger, education, and modernity by Michael Peters( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Heidegger is, perhaps, the most controversial philosopher of the twentieth-century. Little has been written on him or about his work and its significance for educational thought. This unique collection by a group of international scholars reexamines Heidegger's work and its legacy for educational thought. Thematically, the collection focuses on Heidegger's critique of modernity and contributors investigate the central significance for education of Heidegger's ontology and his investigation of the question of the meaning of Being by examining his 'art of teaching' (a translation of his submission to the denazification hearing), his view of science and reason, his philosophy of technology, his poetics, and the implications of his thought for learning. These essays point to the crucial importance of Heidegger's work for understanding modern, highly-technologized forms of education and for the possibilities of redemption from its worst excesses." -- BOOK JACKET
Futures of critical theory : dreams of difference by Colin Lankshear( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume attempts to renew and reinvigorate critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions. The authors reinterpret the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Heidegger in relation to central figures (Kant, Marcuse, Foucault) and themes of critical theory - the critique of modernity, theory of the self and the question concerning technology
Deconstructing Derrida : tasks for the new humanities( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to Jacques Derrida's vision for what a 'new' humanities should strive toward, Peter Trifonas and Michael Peters gather together in a single volume original essays by major scholars in the humanities today. Using Derrida's seven programmatic theses as a springboard, the contributors aim to reimagine, as Derrida did, the tasks for the new humanities in such areas as history of literature, history of democracy, history of profession, idea of sovereignty, and history of man. Deconstructing Derrida engages Jacques Derrida's polemic on the future of the humanities to come and expands on the notion of what us proper to the humanities in the current age of globalism and change
Citizenship, human rights and identity : prospects of a liberal cosmopolitan order by Michael Peters( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein : philosophy, postmodernism, pedagogy by Michael Peters( )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the parallels between the later Wittgenstein and French poststructuralism, and investigates the direct appropriation of Wittgenstein's work by poststructuralists. The authors discuss the most pressing problems facing philosophy and education in the postmodern condition
Subjectivity & truth : Foucault, education, and the culture of self by Tina Besley( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on Foucault's later work and his (re)turn to 'the hermeneutics of the subject,' exploring the implications of his thinking for education, pedagogy, and related disciplines. What and who is the subject of education and what are the forms of self-constitution? Chapters investigate Foucault's notion of 'the culture of self' in relation to questions concerning truth (parrhesia or free speech) and subjectivity, especially with reference to the literary genres of confession and biography, and the contemporary political forms of individualization (governmentaltiy)."--BOOK JACKET
Obama and the end of the American dream : essays in political and economic philosophy by Michael Peters( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Dream that crystallized around James Truslow Adams' The Epic of America originally formulated in the early 1930s and was conditioned by a decade of complexity and contradiction, of big government projects, intensely fierce nationalism, the definition of the American way, and a distinctive collection of American iconic narratives has had the power and force to successively reshape America for every new generation. Indeed, Adam's dream of opportunity for each according to ability or achievement shaped against the old class culture of Europe emphasizes a vision of social order in which each person can succeed despite their social origins. Barack Obama, a skillful rhetorician and intelligent politician, talks of restoring the American and has used its narrative resources to define his campaign and his policies. In a time of international and domestic crisis, of massive sovereign debt, of the failure of neoliberalism, of growing inequalities, the question is whether the American Dream and the vision of an equal education on which it rests can be revitalized
A companion to research in education by Alan Reid( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a unique commentary on the diverse ways that educational inquiry is conceived, designed and critiqued. An international team of scholars examines cross-cutting themes of how research in education is conceptualised, characterised, contextualised, legitimated and represented. Contributions include specially commissioned essays, critical commentaries, vignettes, dialogues and cases. Each section discusses the significance of a complex terrain of ideas and critiques that can inform thinking and practice in educational research. The result is a thorough and accessible volume that offers fresh insights into the perspectives and challenges that shape diverse genres of research in education
Poststructuralism and educational research by Michael Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central question of this book is the meaning of poststructuralism and its significance for educational enquiry. The authors highlight the implications of a poststructuralist stance for the conception of the researcher and research subject in education, for the aims of educational research, and for forms of analysis and methods of investigation in educational research. They also describe the particular ways in which influential scholars (including Henry Giroux, Patti Lather, and Stephen Ball) have tried to incorporate the poststructuralist perspective into their investigations of educational issues
Poststructuralism, politics, and education by Michael Peters( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Foucault? : new directions in educational research by Michael Peters( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an analysis of new directions in educational research, focusing on the utilization, application, and development of Michel Foucault's work by drawing on the contributions of leading international scholars in the field. The essays in this collection go beyond the introductory and expository to explore new themes and applications to educational theory, policy, practice, and politics. This book provides truly international coverage, focusing on recent work in English by leading Foucault scholars in the field of education and also on that by Continental thinkers from Germany and Belgium, all of whom have published extensively on Foucault
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Naming the multiple : poststructuralism and education
Individualism and community : education and social policy in the postmodern conditionNietzsche's legacy for education : past and present valuesPoststructuralism, Marxism, and neoliberalism : between theory and politicsLeo Strauss, education, and political thoughtHeidegger, education, and modernityFutures of critical theory : dreams of differenceDeconstructing Derrida : tasks for the new humanitiesWittgenstein : philosophy, postmodernism, pedagogy
Alternative Names
Michael Adrian Peters philosopher

Peters, M.

Peters, M. 1948-

Peters, M. (Michael), 1948-

Peters Michael

Peters, Michael 1948-

Peters, Michael A.

Peters, Michael A. 1948-

Peters, Michael Adrian.

Peters, Michael Adrian 1948-

피터스, M. 1948-

피터스, Michael 1948-

피터스, 마이클 1948-

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