material turn; return to things; history of education; history of educational thought; posthumanism
"Chowanna" T. 2 (2018), s. 337-360
The starting point for the considerations taken up in this article is
a general interest in the so-called material turn in social science and its consequences
for historiography of educational thought. Despite the fact that material
turn is not a new concept in (post)humanities, it is nevertheless still worth
considering, due to controversies underlying its basics. It should be noticed
that material turn evokes the necessity of shifting research interests from human
to thing (from subject to object), which in educational context becomes
a crucial change of the main field of study.
The first part of the article is an attempt to employ a theoretical background
posed especially by Ewa Domańska, Martin Heidegger, and Bjørnar Olsen.
The final part of the study touches upon a few literary and philosophical
contexts in an attempt to widen the historical imagination of educational
thought with material turn.