A Radical Democratic Critique of Capitalist Education (Counterpoints #3) (Hardcover)

A Radical Democratic Critique of Capitalist Education (Counterpoints #3) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Richard A. Brosio Cover Image
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This is book number 3 in the Counterpoints series.


Winner of 1994 AESA Critics Award This book offers a sober assessment of power in the U.S. and its K-12 public schools. In spite of impressive democratic achievements in schools and society, the hegemonic and raw power of antidemocratic capitalism is significantly greater. The author's critical analysis, which owes a debt to the Western tradition of radical democracy, suggests that hegemony and repression are inextricably connected; therefore, the hopes for a more genuinely democratic polity - and supportive education - are problematic. An unflinchingly tough evaluation of the realities and complexities of antidemocratic power and practice is of crucial importance to present democratic projets, and the hope for their successful realization in our schools and extramural sites. The challenge of postmodern thought to democratic aspirations is considered also.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820421896
ISBN-10: 0820421898
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 1st, 1994
Pages: 635
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints