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dc.contributor.authorCole, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-14T21:05:56Z
dc.date.available2009-01-14T21:05:56Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.isbn0415331706
dc.identifier.isbn978-0415331708
dc.identifier.isbn0415331714
dc.identifier.isbn978-0415331715
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/47416
dc.description.abstractWe live in a world where thousands make massive profits out of the labours of others, while those others exist as wage slaves, millions of whom die of starvation and poverty-related illness every year. The fundamental aim of Marxism is the overthrow of the anarchic, exploitative and eco-destructive system of world capitalism and its replacement by world socialism and equality. To build a socialist world is a task of gargantuan proportions, but one that Marxists believe is eminently achievable. This book addresses some of these challenges from within educational theory. The key theoretical issues addressed are: • utopian socialism • poststructuralism and postmodernism • transmodernism • globalisation, neo-liberalism and environmental destruction • the new imperialism • critical race theory. Marxism and Educational Theory compellingly and informatively propels the debate forward in the pursuit of that socialist future. In that quest, suggestions are made to connect theoretical issues with the more practical concerns of the school and the classroom.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLondon: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Marxism-and-Educational-Theory-isbn9780415331715
dc.subjectMarxist theory
dc.subjectPostmodernism
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectSociology of education
dc.titleMarxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues.
dc.typeAuthored book
html.description.abstractWe live in a world where thousands make massive profits out of the labours of others, while those others exist as wage slaves, millions of whom die of starvation and poverty-related illness every year. The fundamental aim of Marxism is the overthrow of the anarchic, exploitative and eco-destructive system of world capitalism and its replacement by world socialism and equality. To build a socialist world is a task of gargantuan proportions, but one that Marxists believe is eminently achievable. This book addresses some of these challenges from within educational theory. The key theoretical issues addressed are: • utopian socialism • poststructuralism and postmodernism • transmodernism • globalisation, neo-liberalism and environmental destruction • the new imperialism • critical race theory. Marxism and Educational Theory compellingly and informatively propels the debate forward in the pursuit of that socialist future. In that quest, suggestions are made to connect theoretical issues with the more practical concerns of the school and the classroom.


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