Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies

Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies

by R. Kumar
     
 
A reflection on the specific context of neoliberal capitalism and it's impact on education. The chapters establish the intersectionality of state, capital and education and engage with possibilities of transcending the onslaught of capital in different geographical locations – from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

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A reflection on the specific context of neoliberal capitalism and it's impact on education. The chapters establish the intersectionality of state, capital and education and engage with possibilities of transcending the onslaught of capital in different geographical locations – from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

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"Kumar's Education and the Reproduction of Capital is a welcome addition to the literature because it demonstrates the destructive impact of neoliberalism in different localities across the globe and it does so with robust analyses from a number of well-known scholars who imagine strategies of resistance, analyze processes of knowledge production and the role of knowledge workers, and fundamentally rethink the role of schools in the current capitalist crisis." - Michael A. Peters, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois; professor, Policy, Cultural & Social Studies in Education, University of Waikato

"This book does not shy away from the necessary task of putting increased pressure on the knowledge and practices that help to sustain capitalism. Depicting capitalist class practices and their effects across a range of sites in vivid terms and examining them from the vantage points of a diverse array of critical traditions, it makes an important contribution to promoting the wide discussion and fresh analyses that are urgent to the pedagogical work of clarifying the world's consciousness regarding the unsustainability of capitalism." - Deborah Kelsh, The College of Saint Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137006868
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Marxism and Education Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ravi Kumar is an associate professor of Sociology at South Asian University. He has a doctorate in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His works include The Heart of the Matter: Development, Identity and Violence: Reconfiguring the Debate, Ghetto and Within: Class, Identity, State and Politics of Mobilisation, Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences, The Crisis of Elementary Education in India, and The Politics of Imperialism and Counterstrategies. He is co-editor of the series Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action, is co-editor of Radical Notes (www.radicalnotes.com), and has written over a dozen chapters on education, media, and social movements.

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