AbstractCritical Race Theory (CRT) in the realm of Education has a long history in the US, and is now a bourgeoning field of enquiry in the UK. Critical Race Theory and Education is the first book-length response to CRT from a Marxist perspective. It looks at CRT’s origins in Critical Legal Studies, critiques the work of major US and UK Critical Race Theorists and also looks at some of CRT’s strengths. CRT and Marxism are contextualized with respect to both neo-liberal global capitalism and imperialism and to antiracist socialist developments in South America. The book concludes with some suggestions for classroom practice. Contents: • Critical Legal Studies and the Origins of Critical Race Theory • White Supremacy and Racism; Social Class and Racialization • The Strengths of CRT • CRT and Educational Theory in the US • ‘Race’ and Educational Theory in the UK and the Arrival of CRT • Neo-liberal Global Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century • Marxism and Twenty-First Century Socialism CRT and Marxism: Some Suggestions for Classroom Practice.
PublisherBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
DescriptionMarxism and Education Series