The Responsibility of Parents for the Education of Their Children
A Foucauldian Analysis of the School Education Act, 1999
This book utilizes Foucault's thinking about the practice of government to analyze how the parent is made responsible for educating the child in the name of freedom. It maps the rationality of freedom as a formula for power to govern the conduct of parents by fabricating the responsible parent that makes deviant 'others' as those who act outside the limits of certain prescribed actions.
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"By looking at the relationship between the parent and the idea of childhood/freedom as a historical contingency rather than a fundamental concept, [Dr. McGowan] provokes us into thinking about how the boundaries that determine the shape of the responsible parent come at a particular social cost to others..." - Dr. Felicity Haynes, The University of Western Australia"