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Critical management education: From pedagogy of possibility to pedagogy of refusal?

Perriton, L. and Reynolds, M. (2004) Critical management education: From pedagogy of possibility to pedagogy of refusal? Management Learning, 35 (35 1). pp. 61-77. ISSN 1350-5076

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In this article we use the frame of the debate between Ellsworth and the Freirean education movement over a decade ago to examine the current state of critical management education (CME). We question why an equivalent debate has not taken place within the field of critical management education, which also positions itself as a critical pedagogy. Our argument is that CME theory and practice need repositioning, much in the same way that Ellsworth’s challenge to critical pedagogy attempted to do for that field. We conclude that to define CME using ‘traditional’ emancipatory aims is to misread its possibilities and position as pedagogy. Instead we use the concept of ‘colonizers that refuse’, borrowed from Memmi to illuminate some of the dilemmas critical management educators face and to think through the implications of our ‘Pedagogy of Refusal’.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2009 12:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2009 12:54
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507604041165
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Identification Number: 10.1177/1350507604041165
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6976

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