Title page for ETD etd-02182003-103827


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Eaker, Lisa
Author's Email Address lisaeaker@paonline.com
URN etd-02182003-103827
Title The Social Sacrifices of Being Modern
Degree PhD
Department Teaching and Learning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Garrison, James W. Committee Chair
Boler, Megan M. Committee Member
Burton, John K. Committee Member
La Berge, Ann F. Committee Member
Shargel, Emmanuel Committee Member
Keywords
  • Modernity
  • Individuality
  • Individualism
  • Michel Foucault
  • Education
  • John Dewey
Date of Defense 2003-01-20
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

Finding conceptual tools that lend themselves to the creation of consensus is no easier in an age of mass communication, mass transportation or mass education, than it was in earlier less "modern," technology adventurous, times. In fact, as I argue in this dissertation, modernity can be analyzed and experienced as being anathema to those characteristics upon which consensus can be built. This dissertation examines why this is the case and what may be done to ameliorate the worst excesses of modernity while building on its greatest strengths.

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