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Creating identities of dependency: adult education as a knowledge-power regime

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This paper presents the argument that the rhetoric of lifelong learning and the learning society are really a disguise for the exercise of power. It suggests that adult educators in creating dependency through the exercise of knowledge-power regimes contribute directly to forming cultural identities that support dominant relations of power.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/026013799293838

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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