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Re-Turning Matters of Body_Mind: Articulations of Ill-/Health and Energy/Fatigue Gathered through Vocational and Health Education

Thyssen, G and Herman, F Re-Turning Matters of Body_Mind: Articulations of Ill-/Health and Energy/Fatigue Gathered through Vocational and Health Education. History of Education. ISSN 0046-760X (Accepted)

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Abstract

This paper explores “articulations” or “re-turnings” of ill-/health and energy/fatigue in education, re/configuring bodies and minds as “body_minds”. The Institut Émile Metz (IEM), founded as a vocational school in 1913, thereby serves as a starting point. This institute is analysed “diffractively” through health education institutes which, together with the IEM, belong to a broader architecture of Luxembourg industry-related social welfare provisions with a global dimension. From knowledge and praxis “gathered” through the IEM, tuberculosis, an infectious disease known to manifest itself in bodily and mental fatigue, emerges as a conspicuous silence. Based particularly on six stills from a corporate film featuring the IEM and a preventorium-sanatorium and open-air school alongside other health education provisions, we trace similar articulations around tuberculosis and (energy/)fatigue across such institutes. Whereas previous research in this context has pointed to new encounters of bodies and machines, our paper reframes articulations pertaining to such newly imagined “body_machines” as having allowed also for re/configurings of the interrelation between (machine) bodies and minds re/configured as “body_minds”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies, 2202 History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: School of Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 18:30
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9771

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