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Empire and Education

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ISBN 9781032471808
June 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
118 Pages

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Book Description

Empire is in a state of emergency. A global pandemic and an ongoing secular crisis of capitalism, ecological instability, racism and ethnic conflict, geopolitical tensions, and specters of war all haunt the global order. Education preforms a key role in producing the subjective capacities that nourish Empire within its current neoliberal form. Simultaneously, education and pedagogy contain creative elements, presenting an immanent surplus that always exceeds incorporation. Empire and Education builds on the influential work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri to examine the role of education and pedagogy in the making and unmaking of Empire within our historical conjuncture. The essays included in the book, which include an interview with Michael Hardt, mobilize concepts of biopolitics, swarm intelligence, revolution, love, stupidity, the body, multitude, networked solidarity, and the common to imagine pedagogical possibilities for collective life beyond Empire. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Empire and education

Alexander Means, Amy N. Sojot, Yuko Ida, and Manca Sustarsic

1. Education after empire: A biopolitical analytics of capital, nation, and identity

Alexander J. Means and Yuko Ida

2. A dialogue with Michael Hardt on revolution, joy, and learning to let go

Alexander J. Means, Amy N. Sojot, Yuko Ida, and Michael Hardt

3. Educational realism: Defining exopedagogy as the choreography of swarm intelligence

Tyson E. Lewis and Steve Valk

4. Critical pedagogy beyond the multitude: Decolonizing Hardt and Negri

Noah De Lissovoy and Alex J. Armonda

5. Emotional fundamentalism and education of the body

Amy N. Sojot

6. The multitude beyond measure: Building a common stupor

Derek R. Ford and Masaya Sasaki

7. Solidarity with nonhumans as an ontological struggle

Jesse Bazzul

8. Logics of rule and the politics of exodus: Twenty years of Empire

Joseph Tanke

9. The biopolitical turn in educational theory: Autonomist Marxism and revolutionary subjectivity in Empire

Gregory N. Bourassa and Graham B. Slater

10. Postscript on the empire of control

Greg Thompson

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Alexander J. Means is Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Amy N. Sojot is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Yuko Ida is a PhD student in Educational Foundations, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Manca Sustarsic is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.