Modalities of Parrhesia

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Robertson, G. 2021. Modalities of Parrhesia. Crossing Conceptual Boundaries. 11 (1), pp. 47-59. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.8918v
AuthorsRobertson, G.
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This paper reflects some of my PhD research into the ability of subjects to express themselves in a ‘free and frank’ manner to authority figures in an educational context. In doing so I draw particularly on Michel Foucault and his concept of Parrhesia, Leo Tolstoy’s writing connected with social action and education, together with Lauren Berlant’s concept of ‘Impasse’. Writing under these influences I begin with an outline of autonomy, freedom and truth before entering into a description of one aspect of Foucault’s Parrhesia. I then relate this to a sample of my interview respondents’ experiences in an educational context, before continuing with a short discussion of coercion and authority.

JournalCrossing Conceptual Boundaries
Journal citation11 (1), pp. 47-59
ISSN2041-9090
Year2021
PublisherSchool of Social Sciences, University of East London
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