- Publisher: Pluto Press
- ISBN: 9780745336381
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- Publication Date: Mar 2017
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- Pages: 160
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Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge
Revolutionary Learning explores the Marxist and feminist theorisation of dialectics, praxis and consciousness in education and learning. Moving beyond previous books on Marxism and education, this groundbreaking text explores the core philosophical concepts that build the Marxist analysis of learning, extending its critique with significant implications for critical education scholarship, research and practice by drawing upon work by feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial scholars.
The authors reconsider the contributions of Marx, Gramsci and Freire to educational theory from an explicitly feminist perspective, moving Marxist analysis of education into a more complex relation to patriarchal and imperialist capitalism. The authors’ distinctive approach moves beyond other Marxian analyses which focus on the reproductive nature of schooling and educational institutions, by expanding theorisation into domains of radical and revolutionary educational praxis.
Revolutionary Learning’s importance lies not only in its contribution to theory, but its extension into pedagogical practice with special attention to how a revolutionary critique of ideology is taken up by educators in their daily work.
1. Introduction: Revolutionary feminist praxis
2. What’s ‘critical’ about critical educational theory?
3. Learning and the ‘matter’ of consciousness in Marxist feminism
4. Centering Marxist-feminist theory in adult learning
5. Institutional Ethnography: A Marxist feminist analysis
6. Capitalist Imperialism as Social Relations: Implications for Praxis, Pedagogy, and Resistance
7. Learning by dispossession: Democracy promotion and civic engagement in Iraq and the United States
About the Authors
Sara Carpenter is an assistant professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta and has worked as an adult educator in both community organisations and higher education. Her research interests are informed by her work with refugee and migrant populations as well as feminist, anti-poverty, and immigrant rights campaigns. She is co-editor of Educating from Marx: Race, Gender, and Learning (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).
Shahrzad Mojab is a scholar, teacher and activist. She is professor of Adult Education and Women’s Studies at OISE/University of Toronto, and the editor of Marxism and Feminism (Zed, 2015), War, Violence, and Learning (Routledge, 2012), and co-edited Educating from Marx: Race, Gender and Learning (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).