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Välkomna (nästan) allihopa!: Mellan kategoriserade olikheter och radikal skillnad
Mälardalens högskola / Örebro universitet.
2010 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 19, no 3, 57-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article explores the dilemmas involved in welcoming differences in education without simultaneously fostering structural conditions that reproduce discrimination and intolerance. Taking an excerpt from Fanny Abjörnsson’s doctoral thesis I en klass för sig (2004) and Jacques Derrida’s deconstructions of the concept of hospitality as points of departure, the article unfolds in three parts. First, I make a distinction between two ways of responding to the otherness of the other: a conditional welcoming of social categories, and an unconditional welcoming of radical difference. These are further explored in part two. In part three I turn to the “double responsiveness” Derrida highlights as inherent in the paradoxes of hospitality, and ask how it is possible to act within this tension in relation to education. I argue that the welcoming of differences in education demands sensitivity to ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as tact and improvisation in concrete pedagogical situations.

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2010. Vol. 19, no 3, 57-71 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19802OAI: diva2:650710
Available from: 2013-09-23 Created: 2013-09-23 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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