La salsiccia e le botte. Nutrimento e ambivalenza emotiva nell'educazione

  • Stefano Franchini


Often educators have to confront themselves with children staging a pain coming from deprivation and traumas lived in their very first childhood, that they express through food and eating disorders because of the strong emotional component characterizing nourishment (primitive form of reliance on adults). Toward these events the educator can react by means of the typical practices of the so called “poisonous pedagogy”. Through a heated debate with some of the psychoanalytical assumptions, the article tries to interpret the complex relationship between education and food in the view of a “dietetic pedagogy”, a concept inspired by the “dietetic philosophy” recently discovered by Peter Sloterdijk in Nietzsche’s work.