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Posthumanism and Research in Digital Education
Posthumanism and Research in Digital Education
Sian Bayne
INTRODUCTION

The group of ideas which cluster around the term ‘posthumanism’ have been highly generative, contentious and influential in multiple disciplines across the humanities and social sciences since the mid 1990s. While there is a growing body of literature in education which engages with the term, it is still under-considered given its influence in other areas of thought, and under-used in considerations of digital education in particular. Posthumanism is transdisciplinary and no single definition is uncontested. However, it is broadly concerned with drawing into question what we mean when we speak of ‘the human', at a moment when the philosophical foundations of humanism have been thoroughly critiqued, when scientific and technological advance have ...

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