Spaces of political pedagogy: Occupy! and other radical experiments in adult learning

Earl, C (2018) Spaces of political pedagogy: Occupy! and other radical experiments in adult learning. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9781138633216

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Abstract

This book examines three sites of pedagogical innovation, all of which are explicitly activisms against the current political and pedagogical climate. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework including autonomous Marxism, post-anarchism, social movement theories and theories of critical pedagogy, it examines social movements though a pedagogical lens and attempts to understand how connections can be made between social movement learning and other initiatives and forms of higher learning. With studies of the London Occupy! movement; The Social Science Center, a co-operative higher learning provider that practices popular education in city venues; and a university politically opposing the 'student as consumer' ethos, Spaces of Political Pedagogy connects these various projects as a continuum of educational experimentation, offering insights into the ways in which these sites practice pedagogy and the manner in which these practices could be implemented more widely to inform and improve struggles for wider social justice. As such, it will appeal to scholars of education and sociology with interests in pedagogy, social movements and activism.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: popular education, Occupy Movement, social movements, adult education, higher education, cooperative education, John Holloway, Open Marxism, hope
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 15:46
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