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Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Abstract

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that nature is made of fixed universals that create the stage for the play of culture. It is said that “truth” exists in nature and that culture contaminates our access to these “truths.” It is argued that this same dualism underpins theories and research on inheritance, social reproduction, and human learning and development. Given work in the physical and biological sciences and new materialist philo ... More

Keywords: New materialisms, Education, Inheritance, Deconstruction, social reproduction, SAT, post-humanist studies, philosophy of science, quantitative methods, parenting practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517901264
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román, author
University of Pennsylvania