Journal article
Reconfiguring educational relationality in education: the educator as pregnant stingray

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Publication Details
Subtitle: Journal of Education
Author list: Murris K
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Journal for Multicultural Education
Issue number: 69
Start page: 117
End page: 138
Total number of pages: 22
ISSN: 2053-5368
eISSN: 2053-535X


In my paper, I discuss student, teacher-centred and 'post-postmodern' educational relationality and use Karen Barad's posthuman methodology of diffraction to produce an intra-active relationality by reading three familiar figurations through one another: the midwife, the stingray, and the pregnant body.  The new educational theory and practice that is produced is the 'superposition' of the pregnant stingray - a reconfiguration of the educator that disrupts power producing binaries, such as teacher /learner. adult /child, individual /society.  The reconfiguration of the pregnant stingray makes us think differently about difference, the knowing subject (as in /determinate and unbounded), and creates a more egalitarian intra-relationality 'between' learner and educator through the shift in subjectivity.

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