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A passion for ignorance?

Not knowing the half of it

In 2001, Alison Jones published a paper called ‘Cross-Cultural Pedagogy and the Passion for Ignorance’ about Māori-Pākehā relations in education in Aotearoa New Zealand. The memorable phrase ‘passion for ignorance’ is attributed to French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who described how people ignore what is inconvenient or traumatic. In English, this phrase owes its power to […]

Full Citation Information:
Stewart, G. T. (2021). A passion for ignorance?: Not knowing the half of it. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/a-passion-for-ignorance/

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Georgina Tuari Stewart (ko Whakarārā te maunga, ko Matauri te moana, ko Te Tāpui te marae, ko Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu te iwi) is Professor of Māori Philosophy of Education in Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Māori Philosophy: Indigenous thinking from Aotearoa, which introduces Māori philosophy as a Kaupapa Māori approach to studying Māori knowledge.