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    Description"The Pedagogical Contract" explores the relationship between teacher and student and argues for ways of reconceiving pedagogy. It discloses this relationship as one that since antiquity has been regarded as a scene of give-and-take, where the teacher exchanges knowledge for some sort of payment by the student and where pedagogy always runs the risk of becoming a broken contract. The book seeks to liberate teaching and learning from this historical scene and the anxieties that it engenders, arguing that there are alternative ways of conceiving the economy underlying pedagogical activities.Reading ancient material together with contemporary representations of teaching and learning, Yun Lee Too shows that apart from being conceived as a scene of self-interest in which a professional teacher, or sophist, is the charlatan who cheats his pupil, pedagogy might also purport to be a disinterested process of socialization or a scene in which lack and neediness are redeemed through the realization that they are required precisely to stimulate the desire to learn. The author also argues that pedagogy ideally ignores the imperative of the conventional marketplace for relevance, utility, and productivity, inasmuch as teaching and learning most enrich a community when they disregard the immediate material concerns of the community.The book will appeal to all those who understand scholarship as having an important social and/or political role to play; it will also be of interest to literary scholars, literary and cultural theorists, philosophers, historians, legal theorists, feminists, scholars of education, sociologists, and political theorists.Yun Lee Too is Assistant Professor of Classics, Columbia University. She is the author of "Rethinking Sexual Harassment;""The Rhetoric of Identity in Socrates: Text, Power, Pedagogy;" and "The Idea of Ancient Literary Criticism," forthcoming; and coeditor, with Niall Livingstone, of "Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning."


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    Title
    The Pedagogical Contract
    Subtitle
    The Economies of Teaching and Learning in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yun Lee Too
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 433 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472110872
    ISBN 10: 047211087X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 370.115
    DC21: 370.1
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU029000
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    B&T Approval Code: A37242500
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 370.11/5
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    LC classification: LB1033 .T66 2000
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU016000
    Thema V1.0: JNA
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI