Learning to live with the lack: pedagogy of the beguiled
An important aspect of globalisation/Americanisation is, prima facia, the global export of televisual products such as Sesame Street, Barney, etc. that are explicitly concerned with cultivating elementary forms of organisational life. Thus, it is surprising that organization studies has been virtually silent on childhood and pedagogy. This lacuna needs filling especially because the development of a post-national, cosmopolitan society problematises existing pedagogical models. In this paper we argue that cosmopolitanism requires a pedagogy that is centred on the Lack and the mythic figure of the Trickster. We explore this through an analysis of children’s stories, including Benjamin’s radio broadcasts for children, Sesame Street and Dr Seuss.
Organization studies , Children , Lack , Lacuna , Globalisation
Kuhling, C., Kieran K. and Kavanagh, D. (2005) ‘Learning to live with the lack: pedagogy of the beguiled’, European Group of Organization Studies 21st EGOS Colloquium: Unlocking Organizations. Berlin, 30 June -2 July.
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