Social Limits to Learning

Social Limits to Learning

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At the heart of the historical and social sciences lies the remarkable gray area of learning processes. qLearningq is usually perceived as individual childhood development at home and at school and has been written about extensively. However, little is known about learning processes outside primary and secondary socialization although insight into these learning processes appears indispensable for an understanding of social changes or the lack thereof. On the basis of historical and current case studies, philosophical reflections, and critical commentaries, Mergner (1940a€“1999) opened up this important area through his qtheory of social limits to learning, q designed to explain not only why people accept or reject structures of domination but also why people trying to emancipate themselves nonetheless form and accept new structures of domination. This anthology presents Mergner's seminal work to the non-German speaking world for the first time in order to give it the wider recognition it so clearly deserves.Essays on the Archeology of Domination, Resistance, and Experience Gottfried Mergner ... lead cultures again and again into deadends, turning them false: i.e., they can no longer provide adequate solutions for pressing social problems.

Title:Social Limits to Learning
Author:Gottfried Mergner
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2005-11-15


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