Class in Education: Knowledge,, Pedagogy,, Subjectivity

Class in Education: Knowledge,, Pedagogy,, Subjectivity

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In contemporary pedagogy, qclassq has become one nomadic sign among others: it has no referent but only contingent allusions to similarly traveling signs. Class, that is, no longer explains social conflicts and antagonisms rooted in social divisions of labor, but instead portrays a cultural carnival of lifestyles, consumptions, tastes, prestige and desire, or obscures social conflicts through technicist accounts of incomes and jobs. Class in Education brings back class as a materialist analysis of social inequalities originating at the point of production and reproduced in all cultural practices. Addressing a wide range of issues a€“ from the interpretive logic of the new humanities to racism to reading, school-level curricula to educational policy a€“ the contributors focus on the effects that the different understandings of class have on various sites of pedagogy and open up new spaces for a materialist pedagogy and critical education in the times of globalization and the regimes of the digital.Both learning and teaching, as constituents of a a€œrational life ... in which the critical quest for reasons is a dominant ... of the working masses, specifically the class-conscious proletariat, as the authentic agent of epochal historical change. It is fashionable for radicals and progressives today to appeal to Freire, Che Guevara, or Gramsci adapted for adhoc ... A cursory look into Gramscia#39;s remarks on the a€œeducational principlea€ (in Prison Notebooks) will show how labor/creative praxis is aanbsp;...

Title:Class in Education: Knowledge,, Pedagogy,, Subjectivity
Author:Deborah Kelsh, Dave Hill, Sheila Macrine
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10


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