Article

Mobilising concepts: intellectual technologies in the ordering of learning societies

Citation

Edwards R (2004) Mobilising concepts: intellectual technologies in the ordering of learning societies. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 12 (3), pp. 433-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681360400200201

Abstract
Lifelong learning and a learning society are important planks of European Union (EU) policy. Drawing upon the work of Foucault and Rose, this article examines some of the intellectual technologies that are deployed in the ordering of these policy goals. It argues that research is one such technology and examines EU Framework Projects to explore who is mobilised as a population to be ordered and how that ordering takes place. In the process it is argued that although a learning society is symbolically a European space, whether it is capable of translating the different interests within it remains open to question.

Journal
Pedagogy, Culture and Society: Volume 12, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2004
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1468-1366