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Book review: Benign violence: education in and beyond the age of reason by Ansgar Allen

Kumar Jha, Mithilesh (2016) Book review: Benign violence: education in and beyond the age of reason by Ansgar Allen. LSE Review of Books (16 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Benign Violence: Education In and Beyond the Age of Reason, Ansgar Allen challenges the view that education is, at its core, an incontestable social good by outlining how its structures are underpinned by systemic violence. While Allen’s argument may not entirely sway readers away from the overarchingly positive value typically attributed to education, it nonetheless asks serious questions about the role that the education system and examinations have played in shaping us and our world, writes Mithilesh Kumar Jha.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66851

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