Social Movements, Civil Society, and Radical Adult Education / Edition 1

Social Movements, Civil Society, and Radical Adult Education / Edition 1

by John D. Holst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897898117

ISBN-13: 9780897898119

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The idea that radical adult educators should build civil society through social movements is the dominant paradigm within the adult education left today. This work is the first book-length treatment on the subject of social movement and civil society theory within radical adult education.

The author covers the history and current status of social movement and

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The idea that radical adult educators should build civil society through social movements is the dominant paradigm within the adult education left today. This work is the first book-length treatment on the subject of social movement and civil society theory within radical adult education.

The author covers the history and current status of social movement and civil society theory within radical adult education and the left generally. This historical survey reveals how the current dichotomy between radical pluralist and socialist perspectives that prevails within radical adult education is a result of debates over globalization, postmodernism, and the left's understanding of the demise of most socialist states. The book concludes with a reconceptualization of Gramsci's use of civil society and its implications for contemporary radical adult education theory and practice, arguing, unlike others, that Gramsci did not advocate building civil society but proletarian hegemony.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897898119
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Series:
Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Henry A. Giroux

Foreword by Peter McLaren

Preface

Contextualizing the Contemporary Interest in Social Movements and Civil Society in Radical Adult Education Theory and Practice

The Sociology and Politics of Social Movements

Civil Society within the Marxist Tradition and Beyond

Adult Education, Social Movements and Civil Society

Gramsci's Concept of Civil Society Revisited: Implications for a Reconceptualization of Radical Adult Education Theory and Practice

References

Index

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