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Bourgeois Ideology and Education

Subversion Through Pedagogy, 1st Edition

By Steven Snow


138 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This book identifies the origins and central assertions of bourgeois ideology as well as the reasons for their persuasive power, and offers pedagogical tools to weaken them. The author suggests techniques for use in the classroom, the community and the imagination that subvert negative stereotypes about poor people and individualist explanations for socio-economic status. Written from an ecumenical socialist perspective combining Marxist, neo-Marxist, and anarchist perspectives, this book utilizes a broad interdisciplinary scope, encompassing political theory, religion, political psychology, and literature.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Ideology and Pedagogy

2. In the Air. Bourgeois Ideology

3. In the Classroom: Subverting the Myth of Meritocracy

4. In the Community. Service Learning as Intergroup Contact

5. In the Mind: Subversive Literautre

6. Conclusion: Pedagogy in the "Post-truth" Era

About the Author

Steven G. Snow is Professor of Government and Politics at Wagner College, New York City.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
PHILOSOPHY / Political