The Arts in Education as Police Technologies: Governing the Child’s Soul


The paper aims to provide a platform for thinking about the presence of the arts in education at the present as a practice of governing. Through an analysis of the incorporation of the arts in the school curriculum we can see how this was a subject able to promote a political subjectivation of each child as citizen of the future. I focus on the arts in education as police technologies in the government of the child’s soul. Police technologies give attention to the ways in which the child is fabricated as a moral, autonomous citizen.

Year 2013
Type Journal Article with peer review
Publication European Education, 45(3)
Pages 67-84
ISBN / ISSN ISSN: 1056–4934
Language English