Capitalists and Conquerors

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742572536
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This book offers a scathing critique of the Bush Jr. administration and its drive for world domination, while also challenging conservative and liberal positions on global capitalism, the war in Iraq, the concept of democracy and political agency, and the role of public schooling. Capitalists and Conquerors offers readers a bold new socialist vision upon which to build an alternative to capitalism.

Teaching Against Global Capitalism and the New Imperialism

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510401
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This book will address a number of urgent themes in education today that include multiculturalism, the politics of whiteness, the globalization of capital, neoliberalism, postmodernism, imperialism, and current debates in Marxist social theory. The above themes will be linked to critical educational praxis, particularly to teaching activities within urban schools. Finally, the book will develop the basis for a wider political project directed at resisting and transforming economic exploitation, cultural homogenization, political repression, and gender inequality. Recent and widespread scholarly attention has been given to the unabated mercilessness of global capitalism. Little opposition exists as capital runs amok, unhampered and undisturbed by the tectonic upheaval that is occurring in the geopolitical landscape that has recently witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regimes of the Eastern Bloc. As we examine education policies within the context of economic globalization, we attempt to address the extent to which the pedagogy and politics of everyday life has fallen under the sway of what we identify as cultural and economic imperialism. Finally, the book raises a number of urgent questions: What are the current limitations to educational reform efforts among the educational left? What are some of the problems associated with certain developments within postmodern education? How can a return to Marxist theory and revolutionary politics revitalize the educational left at a time when capitalism appears to be unstoppable? What actions need to be taken in both local and global arenas to overcome the exploitation that the globalization of capital has wreaked upon the world?

Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times

Author: S. Macrine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230100899
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This book brings together the most important figures in the evolution of Critical Pedagogy to provide comprehensive analyses of issues related to the struggle against the forces of neoliberalism and the imperial-induced privatization, not just in education, but in all of social life through the radical democratizing forces of critical pedagogy.

Class in Culture

Author: Teresa L. Ebert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317262298
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A gem of a book. Its topics are timely and provocative for cultural studies, sociology, English, literary theory, and education classes. The authors are brilliant thinkers and clear, penetrating writers." -Peter McLaren, UCLA, author of Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire Class in Culture demonstrates the power of moving beyond cultural politics to a deeper class critique of contemporary life. Making a persuasive case for class as the material logic of culture, the book is written in a double register of short critiques of life practices-from food and education to race, stem-cell research, and abortion-as well as sustained critiques of such theoretical discourses as ideology, consumption, globalization, and 9/11. Surpassing the orthodoxies of cultural studies, Class in Culture makes surprising connections among seemingly unrelated cultural events and practices and offers a groundbreaking and complex understanding of the contemporary world.

Critical Theories Radical Pedagogies and Global Conflicts

Author: Gustavo Fischman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530720
Format: PDF
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We are living in a time of resurgent global conflicts and imperialistic tensions-a time in which many children are being left behind by school systems that appear more concerned with developing accountability schemes and standardized models of testing than with defending the right of every child to have access to a good education. In response to these oppressive and challenging conditions a group of committed educators and activists have come together to link educational transformation to the larger struggle to transform oppressive social relations. Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts draws from a range of viewpoints to demonstrate that another education, and indeed, another world, is possible.

Che Guevara Paulo Freire and the Pedagogy of Revolution

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847695331
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Written by one of the world's most renowned critical educators, this book evaluates the message of Che Guevara and Paulo Freire for contemporary politics in general and education in particular.

The Community of the Weak

Author: Hans-Peter Geiser
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896110
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Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.

Education Equality and Human Rights

Author: Mike Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134250436
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With a new Preface by leading educationist Peter McLaren, the updated second edition of this comprehensive book provides an important educational perspective on world-wide equality issues for student teachers and teachers at all stages. Each of the five equality issues of gender, race, sexuality, disability and social class are covered as areas in their own right, and in relation to education. Written by experts in each particular field, the chapters trace the history of the various issues up to the present and enable readers to assess their continuing relevance in the future.

Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789077874844
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Written by two leading international exponentsof critical pedagogy, this book is a pioneeringattempt to create a Marxist humanist andfeminist pedagogy for the new century. Criticalpedagogy is discussed as an importantrevolutionary act in bringing about a socialistfuture.

Against Capitalist Education

Author: Nadim Bakhshov
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785350587
Format: PDF
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Out there in the so-called real world the education system is being crushed by the demands of capitalism and, in turn, is crushing those who pass through it, reducing them, diminishing them. The dream of the economic functioning unit. How do we break this? We need alternatives but not just one or two. We need the freedom and education to generate a trillion possibilities. An education system that is as broad as it is deep, that brings back a different type of thinking and a new use of fiction. This book signals the return of the dialogue and the conversation as the ground out of which new realities are born, the root out of which new alternatives are nurtured and explored.