In her review of my book, Weili Zhao sheds a new light on what it means to study like a communist, particularly by focusing on the concept of the encounter and the dao movement. In this response, I build on her insights by proposing that the binary and the planar be heterogeneously blocked together. Rather than critical pedagogy, critical education, liberal education, and postmodern education, we need to see pedagogy and politics as hanging together in a confrontational negotiation.
Ford, D.R. Stud Philos Educ (2017) 36: 225. doi:10.1007/s11217-016-9547-y The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11217-016-9547-y