Otto Gross – pedagogy as Nebenzimmererotik: a rival cure for mimetic ailments.
The reconstruction of the American soul: an interview with Professor Lance Duerfahrd (part 1)
(For the « Prologue » to this post please see Teacher of Bad Film 1.)
I’ll state this: pedagogy does not make room for the unconscious.
Otto Gross refers in a 1913 text to the asexuality of pedagogy, by which he means the exclusion of the bourgeois child from experience, from “Erleben”: from experiencing but also from undergoing, from living. Gross traces the anti-experiential bias to the original bourgeois divisions, to the insistence on separate (homo-)sexual identities. As the sexual roles between husband and wife (exclusive and coerced) are strictly regimented, the child’s role is that of a third party, the being on the side, split off from Erleben. […]
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