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Title:
Adult education and publishing Canadian fiction in a global context: a Foucauldian analysis
Author:
Susan M Holloway: University of Windsor, Canada Patricia A. Gouthro: Mount St. Vincent University, Canada
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7462.rela9026
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Year:
2014
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-96
No. of pages:
16
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2014-04-07


This paper draws upon findings from a research study on the relationship between fiction, citizenship, and lifelong learning. It includes interviews with authors from several genres, publishing houses, and arts councils. This paper explores many of the ambivalent outcomes of the shifting power elements in publishing that can simultaneously benefit and disadvantage the publication of a national body of fiction. Although focused on the Canadian context, fiction writers and publishers around the globe face similar challenges. Using a Foucauldian analysis, it considers the importance of fiction and adult learning in shaping discourses of citizenship and critical social learning.

Keywords: Lifelong learning; Foucault; power; citizenship; publishing; fiction

Volume 5, Issue: 1, Article 6, 2014

Author:
Susan M Holloway, Patricia A. Gouthro
Title:
Adult education and publishing Canadian fiction in a global context: a Foucauldian analysis:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7462.rela9026
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Volume 5, Issue: 1, Article 6, 2014

Author:
Susan M Holloway, Patricia A. Gouthro
Title:
Adult education and publishing Canadian fiction in a global context: a Foucauldian analysis:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7462.rela9026
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