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The imaginary institution of adult education: A reassessment of the field’s collective identity

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This paper draws upon central concepts from the psychoanalytic tradition, and the work of several theorists working in that tradition – Copjec, Lacan, Laclau & Moffe, Lefort, and Zizek – to explain the identity crisis confronting the institution of adult education and outline a potential course of action for adult educators.

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The imaginary institution of adult education: A reassessment of the field’s collective identity

This paper draws upon central concepts from the psychoanalytic tradition, and the work of several theorists working in that tradition – Copjec, Lacan, Laclau & Moffe, Lefort, and Zizek – to explain the identity crisis confronting the institution of adult education and outline a potential course of action for adult educators.