From: Edward Comstock <ecomst@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:20:33 -0400
I'm currently doing my dissertation in Education on recent changes in the
construction of the student-object in education research and policy
(increasingly casting the student in bio-reductive, specifically
neurological, terms). I'm wondering if anybody out there can point me to
works done on "accountability" discourse from a Foucauldian perspective.
I realize that accountability discourse is usually construed as a form of
disciplinary power; I'm interested in exploring the new bio-reductive
techniques, and the ways they link to various discourses, marking
extensions and changes to disciplinary force. There seems indeed to be an
increasing link between accountability and this bio-reductivism.
Thanks so much, Ed