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Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism


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Neoliberalism is degrading and destroying public education systems globally. The local characteristics may vary, the results are common - increased inequalities in schooling, vocational and higher education, inferior work conditions for teachers and faculty, and detheorized and technicized delivery systems of increasing conservative curricula at all levels of education. Neoliberalism - marketization, privatization, pre-privatization, commodification - is increasingly accompanied by forms of authoritarian conservatism - secular in some countries, religious in others - with increased control, surveillance, and forced abandonment of critique. Such neoliberal and conservative assaults on public education and on broader aims than those which are couched purely in terms of economic/human capital - meet with increased resistance by students, teachers, communities, social movements, and in some countries, political parties.

The Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism series features books by new as well as established scholars that throw a harsh spotlight on the conditions under which education currently labors and offers analysis, hope, and resistance in the name of more collective, egalitarian education for social and for economic justice.

Please send inquiries and proposals to: Dave Hill ([email protected] / [email protected]) and Alice Salt ([email protected]).

 

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Critical Perspectives on the Denial of Caste in Educational Debate Towards a Nonderivative Curriculum Reason

Critical Perspectives on the Denial of Caste in Educational Debate: Towards a Nonderivative Curriculum Reason

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By João Paraskeva
May 01, 2023

This volume represents the first exploration of caste in the field of curriculum studies, challenging the ongoing silence around the issue of caste in education and curriculum theory. Presenting comprehensive critical examination of caste as a category of domination and oppression in the colonial ...

Towards Rural Education for the Common Good Resisting Capitalist and Neoliberal Priorities in Rural Schooling in the United States

Towards Rural Education for the Common Good: Resisting Capitalist and Neoliberal Priorities in Rural Schooling in the United States

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jason A. Cervone
April 21, 2023

This book examines the current and future state of rural education in North America through the lens of Franco Berardi’s Futurability. Through critical examination of examples and current trends towards corporatization and privatization of rural education, the volume highlights how future ...

Social Haunting, Education, and the Working Class A Critical Marxist Ethnography in a Former Mining Community

Social Haunting, Education, and the Working Class: A Critical Marxist Ethnography in a Former Mining Community

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kat Simpson
January 09, 2023

Based on a critical Marxist ethnography, conducted at a state primary school in a former coalmining community in the north of England, this book provides insight into teachers’ perceptions of the effects of deindustrialisation on education for the working class. The book draws on the notion of ...

State Schooling and the Reproduction of Social Inequalities Contesting Lived Inequalities through Participatory Methods

State Schooling and the Reproduction of Social Inequalities: Contesting Lived Inequalities through Participatory Methods

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sharon Jones
December 30, 2022

This book critically explores the role of state schooling in the reproduction of social class inequalities in the UK. By uniquely combining critical ethnographic methods with participatory and visual research, it foregrounds the experiences and recollections of working class adults in relation to ...

The Impacts of Neoliberal Discourse and Language in Education Critical Perspectives on a Rhetoric of Equality, Well-Being, and Justice

The Impacts of Neoliberal Discourse and Language in Education: Critical Perspectives on a Rhetoric of Equality, Well-Being, and Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Mitja Sardoč
September 26, 2022

This edited collection combines quantitative content and critical discourse analysis to reveal a shift in the rhetoric used as part of the neoliberal agenda in education. It does so by analysing, uncovering, and commenting on language as a central tool of education. Focussing on vocabulary, ...

Progressive Neoliberalism in Education Critical Perspectives on Manifestations and Resistance

Progressive Neoliberalism in Education: Critical Perspectives on Manifestations and Resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Ajay Sharma, Mardi Schmeichel, Elizabeth Wurzburg
August 15, 2022

This volume makes the novel contribution of applying Nancy Fraser’s concept of progressive neoliberalism to education in order to illustrate how social justice efforts have been co-opted by neoliberal forces. As well as recognising the lack of consensus surrounding the very nature of Fraser’s ...

Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility

Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility

1st Edition

Edited By Spyros Themelis
August 01, 2022

Recognizing the dominance of neoliberal forces in education, this volume offers a range of critical essays which analyze the language used to underpin these dynamics. Combining essays from over 20 internationally renowned contributors, this text offers a critical examination of key terms which ...

The Educational Philosophy of Luis Emilio Recabarren Pioneering Working-Class Education in Latin America

The Educational Philosophy of Luis Emilio Recabarren: Pioneering Working-Class Education in Latin America

1st Edition

By María Alicia Rueda
August 01, 2022

This text offers a unique philosophical and historical inquiry into the educational vision of Luis Emilio Recabarren, and his pivotal role in securing independent education for Chile’s working classes in the early 20th century. Through close analysis of the textual archives and press writings, The ...

Neoliberalism and Public Education Finance Policy in Canada Reframing Educational Leadership as Entrepreneurship

Neoliberalism and Public Education Finance Policy in Canada: Reframing Educational Leadership as Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

By Wendy Poole, Vicheth Sen, Gerald Fallon
December 29, 2021

This book uses a multi-dimensional conceptual framework to demonstrate how neoliberal forces have been manifested through changes to K–12 public education finance policy in British Columbia, Canada between 2001 and 2015. The text offers in-depth critical policy analysis to illustrate how the ...

Artificial Intelligence in the Capitalist University Academic Labour, Commodification, and Value

Artificial Intelligence in the Capitalist University: Academic Labour, Commodification, and Value

1st Edition

By John Preston
November 05, 2021

Using Marxist critique, this book explores manifestations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education and demonstrates how it contributes to the functioning and existence of the capitalist university. Challenging the idea that AI is a break from previous capitalist technologies, the book ...

The Impacts of Neoliberalism on US Community Colleges Reclaiming Faculty Voice in Academic Governance

The Impacts of Neoliberalism on US Community Colleges: Reclaiming Faculty Voice in Academic Governance

1st Edition

By Greg Sethares
September 01, 2021

Focusing on community colleges as a unique structure within American higher education, this text investigates the specific ways in which these institutions have been impacted by a global increase in neoliberal education policies. Analyzing the effects neoliberalism has had on community colleges, ...

The Emergence of Postfeminist Identities in Higher Education Neoliberal Dynamics and the Performance of Gendered Subjectivities

The Emergence of Postfeminist Identities in Higher Education: Neoliberal Dynamics and the Performance of Gendered Subjectivities

1st Edition

By Eleftheria Atta
May 27, 2021

By drawing on qualitative research conducted in universities in Cyprus, this book presents an account of life in the academy from a feminist perspective. In doing so, the texts uncover new gendered identities emerging as a result of neoliberal and postfeminist discourses in Higher Education. ...

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