Radical Geographies of Education
Series: Radical Geography
Mitchell looks at the formation of student identity and allegiance –as well as spaces of resistance. She investigates the transition to educational narratives emphasising flexibility and strategic global entrepreneurialism and examines the role of education in a broader political project of producing new generations of economically insecure but compliant workers.
Scrutinising the impact of an influx of new actors, practices and policies, Mitchell argues that public education is the latest institution to embrace the neoliberal logic of 'choice' – pertaining to schools, faculty, and curricula – that, if unchallenged, will lead to further incursions of the market and increased socioeconomic inequality.
Katharyne Mitchell is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is author and editor of several books, including Practicising Public Scholarship (2008).
List of Abbreviations
Part I: Geographies of Work and Education
1. Spatial Divisions of Labor and the Search for Jobs
2. Creating the Entrepreneurial Child
Part II: Flexible Work, Strategic Workers
3. From Multicultural Citizen to Global Businessman
4. Geographies of Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy (co-authored with Key MacFarlane)
5. Global Restructuring and Challenges to Citizenship
Part III: The Reform Coalition
6. Market Philanthropy in Education
7. The Choice Machine and the Road to Privatization (co-authored with Key MacFarlane)
Part IV: Geographies of Resistance, Acts of Citizenship
8. Taking Back our Schools and Cities
9. Conclusion: Paying Deep Attention
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