Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge
Alongside chapters dealing with adult education, institutional ethnography and the promotion of civic engagement, the authors also reassess the contributions of Marx, Gramsci and Freire to educational theory. Adopting an innovative and explicitly feminist perspective, they relocate these theorists' Marxist analyses of education into a more complex relation to patriarchal and imperialist capitalism.
With significant implications for critical education scholarship, research and practice, 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.
Sara Carpenter is 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 the co-author of Revolutionary Learning (Pluto, 2017) and co-editor of Educating from Marx (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).
Shahrzad Mojab is Professor of Adult Education and Women's Studies at OISE/University of Toronto. She is the co-author of Revolutionary Learning (Pluto, 2017), and editor of Marxism and Feminism (Zed, 2015), War, Violence, and Learning (Routledge, 2012) and Educating from Marx: Race, Gender and Learning (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).
1. Introduction: Revolutionary Feminist Praxis
2. What is ‘Critical’ About Critical Educational Theory?
3. Learning and the ‘Matter’ of Consciousness in Marxist Feminism
4. Centring 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
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