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