New book- Origins: A Sustainable Concept in Education

Fred Dervin (The University of Helsinki, Finland) and Hanna Ragnarsdóttir (The University of Iceland, Iceland) (Eds.)

Sense Publishers

Introduction available here:

Although we live in an era of multiple identities and belongings, origins still seem to matter. For most people origins are obvious and transparent. We all come from somewhere. Yet talking about one’s origins can be highly sensitive and problematic depending on our roles, emotions, interlocutors and contexts. This volume problematizes the relativity, instability and politics of the concept in the field of education. The authors examine how origins are played upon in many and varied educational contexts and propose alternative ways of dealing with – see reinventing – origins.