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ANOTHER UNIVERSITY IS POSSIBLE

Annual Conference

Call for Papers: 2015 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference Call for Proposals

Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (US)

 

Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California

21-24 May, 2015

See: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/conference

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TODAY!

Important Dates:

*       September 15, 2014: Submission System Opens  NOW OPEN
*       December 15, 2014: Submissions Due
*       February 15, 2015: Notifications Sent Out
*       February 15, 2015: Early Registration Opens
*       April 15, 2015: Early Registration Ends and Late Registration Begins

The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) invites proposals from its current and future members for participation in its thirteenth annual meeting in the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California.

Proposals from all areas and on all topics of relevance to cultural studies are welcome, and are not limited to proposals that critically and creatively engage this year’s highlighted problematic.

This year’s theme, “Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy,” plays on the World Social Forum’s motto, “Another World is Possible.” It expresses a commitment to the intellectual and political project of a radically different university. Moving beyond policy and pundit-driven discussions of the state and the future of higher education, we seek proposals that highlight socially-engaged scholarship and activism, and projects that explore the transformative possibilities embedded in the present. What forms and formations of research, pedagogy, praxis, and activism have emerged from the struggles being waged in, around, through, and in spite of institutions of higher education? What roles can culture, theory, imagination, and technology play in these struggles? Taking up cultural studies’ historical commitment to the interrogation of the relations among knowledge, power, and social transformation, the 2015 Cultural Studies Association conference seeks to provide an insurgent intellectual space for imagining, enacting, and mapping new forms of knowledge production and scholarly communication and community.

We are particularly interested in work that links the global neo-liberal conjuncture of higher education to local acts of collective resistance and action, and back again. We want to know more about how students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community partners are responding to the current social, legal, economic, financial, political, cultural, institutional, and intellectual challenges and possibilities: student debt as a means of financing higher education institutions; court cases that attack the history and practice of affirmative action; the rise in union activity on campuses; the re-entrenchment of the “humanities” as a division under “crisis”; the emergent emphasis on MOOCs and other online forms of education that extend the already dominant casualization of academic labor; the emergence of public and digital pedagogy and scholarship; the ambivalent politics of academic freedom; the reduction of education to vocational training and degrees to commodified credentials; the role of universities in reproducing or amplifying (rather than reducing) the social inequalities of contemporary capitalism; and the university as a site of capital accumulation and dispossession, among many other trends and tendencies.

As at previous CSA conferences, this year’s conference aims to provide multiple spaces for the cross-pollination of art, activism, pedagogy, design, and research by bringing together participants from a variety of positions inside and outside the university. While we welcome traditional academic papers and panels, we strongly encourage contributions that experiment with alternative formats and challenge the traditional disciplinary formations and exclusionary conceptions and practices of the academic.  We are particularly interested in proposals for sessions designed to document and advance existing forms of collective action or catalyze new collaborations.  We also encourage submissions from individuals working beyond the boundaries of the university: artists, activists, independent scholars, professionals, community organizers, and community college educators.

Proposals from all areas and on all topics of relevance to cultural studies are welcome, and are not limited to proposals that critically and creatively engage this year’s highlighted problematic. We welcome proposals from a range of disciplinary and topical positions, including literature, history, sociology, geography, politics, anthropology, communication(s), popular culture, cultural theory, queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, post-colonial studies, legal studies, science studies, media and film studies, material cultural studies, platform studies, visual art and performance studies.

About the Riverside Convention Center, Greater Los Angeles Area, California

The 2015 conference will be held at the beautiful, brand-new Riverside Convention Center, in downtown Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California. The closest airport to Riverside, California, for those of you flying in, is the Ontario, CA International Airport (ONT–sometimes referred to as the LA/Ontario International Airport).  More information about the venue, the city of Riverside, and the greater Los Angeles Area is available here:

http://www.riversidecvb.com/riverside-convention-center

Riverside is a hidden gem of Southern California, less than a half hour drive from the Ontario, CA International Airport, less than an hour’s drive from LA and about 90 minutes from San Diego. With its progressive landmarks, lively downtown, many fine restaurants, galleries and museums, and its proximity to so much of Southern California’s beautiful natural scenery and cultural sites, Riverside is a truly inviting and wonderful site for our conference.

Riverside is also home to several institutions of higher learning, with nearly fifty thousand college students populating the city, Riverside breeds an overall vibe of ambitious, critical energy. Riverside’s colleges and universities include: University of California, Riverside – One of the fastest growing colleges in the nation, UC Riverside is a national leader in cutting-edge research, community collaboration, and student diversity, La Sierra University, named “the most diverse university in the western U.S.” for the past four years by U.S. News & World Report, California Baptist University, and Riverside City College.

Submission Process and Timeline

All proposals should be submitted through the CSA online system, available at www.culturalstudiesassociation.org. Submission of proposals is limited to current CSA members. See the benefits of membership and become a member at www.culturalstudiesassociation.org.

The submission system will be open by September 15, 2014. Please prepare all the materials required to propose your session according to the given directions before you begin electronic submission. Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent no later than February 15, 2015.

In order to be listed in the program, conference registration must be completed online before May 1, 2015. All program information – names, presentation titles, and institutional affiliations – will be based on initial conference submissions.  Please avoid lengthy presentation and session titles, use normal capitalization, and include your name and affiliations as you would like them to appear on the conference program schedule.

Important Note about Technology Requests

All sessions run for 90 minutes and will have access to basic internet connection.  However, please note that unlike previous years, only about 50% of the rooms will have access to audiovisual equipment (projector, screen, speakers, etc.). Sessions that require audio-visual space or technical equipment must request these at the time of submission.  The Program Committee will do its best to provide reasonable accommodations, but accommodations are contingent upon the availability of resources and equipment. Any technology requests should be included as a note in the body of the initial submission, with a follow up email to Michelle Fehsenfeld at contact@csalateral.org.   Please only request projectors, screens, and speakers only if you plan to use them.  The CSA will be charged for every piece of equipment we rent/request.  A limited number of laptop computers will be available upon request but participants are expected to bring their own computers.

Please note that all session organizers/submitters must be CSA members for the 2015 calendar year at the time of submission

Conference Formats

Note: While we accept individual paper proposals, we especially encourage submissions of pre-constituted sessions. We also invite proposals that engage with this conference location and its many resources.
All conference formats – papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and seminars – are intended to encourage the presentation and discussion of projects at different stages of development and to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration. Please feel free to adapt the suggested formats or propose others in order to suit your session’s goals. If you have any questions, please address them to Michelle Fehsenfeld at: contact@csalateral.org.

PRE-CONSTITUTED PANELS: Pre-constituted panels allow a team of 3-4 individuals to present their research, work, and/or experiences, leaving 30-45 minutes of the session for questions and discussion. Panels should include 3-4 participants. Proposals for pre-constituted panels should include: the title of the panel; the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the panel organizer; the names, titles, affiliations, and email addresses of all panelists, and a chair and/or discussant; a description of the panel’s topic (<500 words); and abstracts for each presentation (<150 words). Pre-constituted panels are preferred to individual paper submissions.

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization and will connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions. Proposals for papers should include: the title of the paper; the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author; and an abstract of the 20 minute paper (<500 words). Pre-constituted panels are recommended over individual paper submissions, though we welcome both.

ROUNDTABLES: Roundtables allow a group of participants to convene with the goal of generating discussion around a shared concern. In contrast to panels, roundtables typically involve shorter position or dialogue statements (5-10 minutes) in response to questions distributed in advance by the organizer. The majority of roundtable sessions should be devoted to discussion. Roundtables are limited to no more than five participants, including the organizer. We encourage roundtables involving participants from different institutions, centers, and organizations. Proposals for roundtables should include: the title of the roundtable; the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the roundtable organizer; the names, titles, affiliations, and email addresses of the proposed roundtable participants; and a description of the position statements, questions, or debates that will be under discussion (<500 words).

PRAXIS SESSIONS: Praxis sessions allow a facilitator or facilitating team to set an agenda, pose opening questions, and/or organize hands-on participant activities, collaborations, or skill-shares. Successful praxis sessions will be organized around a specific objective, productively engage a cultural studies audience, and orient itself towards participants with minimal knowledge of the subject matter. Sessions organized around the development of ongoing creative, artistic, and activist projects are highly encouraged. The facilitator or team is responsible for framing the session, gathering responses and results from participants, helping everyone digest them, and (where applicable) suggesting possible fora for extending the discussion. Proposals for praxis sessions should include: the title of the session; the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the (lead) facilitator and of any co-facilitators; a brief statement explaining the session’s connection to the conference theme and describing the activities to be undertaken (<500 words). Please direct any questions about praxis sessions to Michelle Fehsenfeld atcontact@csalteral.org.

SEMINARS: Seminars are small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions for which participants prepare in advance of the conference. In previous years, preparation has involved shared readings, pre-circulated ”position papers” by seminar leaders and/or participants, and other forms of pre-conference collaboration. We particularly invite proposals for seminars designed to advance emerging lines of inquiry and research/teaching initiatives within cultural studies broadly construed. We also invite seminars designed to generate future collaborations among conference attendees, particularly through the formation of working groups. Once a limited number of seminar topics and leaders are chosen, the seminars will be announced through the CSA’s various public email lists. Participants will contact the seminar leader(s) directly who will then inform the Program Committee who will participate in the seminar. Seminars will be marked in the conference programs as either closed to non-participants or open to all conference attendees. A limited number of seminars will be selected by the program committee, with a call for participants in the chosen seminars announced on the CSA webpage and listserv no later than 15 February 2015. Interested parties will apply directly to the seminar leader(s) for admission to the session by1 April 2015. Seminar leader(s) will be responsible for providing the program committee with a confirmed list of participants (names, affiliations, and email addresses required) for inclusion in the conference program no later than15 April 2015. Proposals for seminars should include: the title of the seminar; the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the seminar leader(s); and a description of the issues and questions that will be raised in discussion and an overview of the work to be completed by participants in advance of the seminar (<500 words). Individuals interested in participating in (rather than leading) a seminar should consult the list of seminars and the instructions for signing up for them, to be available at the conference website by 15 February 2015. Please direct questions about seminars to seminars@csalateral.org. Please note that for them to run at the conference, seminars accepted for inclusion by the program committee must garner a minimum of 8 participants, including the seminar leader(s).

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS: All working groups have two sessions at their command. Working groups may elect to post calls on the CSA site for papers and internal submission procedures or handle the creation of their two working group sessions by other means. Working groups will facilitate the creation of two sessions drawing from, but not limited to, working group members. Working groups should create their proposals according to the specifications listed under their session format. When submitting to the conference website, working groups should select “Working Group” as their session format and include a note in the body of their submission designating the session as an official submission of the working group. Only Working Group organizers should submit Working Group session proposals through the conference submission system.  A listing of all CSA Working Groups is available here: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/workinggroups

PANEL CHAIRS: We are always in need of people to serve as panel chairs. To volunteer to do so please submit your name, title, affiliation, and email address, as well as a brief list of your research interests through the conference website.

 

Registration Fees

Like our membership fees, the registration fees will be on a sliding scale: for more on this see:  http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/conference

 

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Glenn Rikowski

INSURRECTIONIST PEDAGOGIES AND THE PURSUIT OF DANGEROUS CITIZENSHIP

Insurrectionist Pedagogies and the Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship

Professor E . Wayne Ross

University of British Columbia

The 6th Annual Mary Hepburn Lecture in Social Studies Education

Department of Educational Theory & Practice, College of Education, University of Georgia

Athens, GA

October 16, 2014

6.00-7.00pm

Lamar School of Art

Room S151

Light refreshments served at 5.30.

It is more important than ever for people to understand birthplace, nationality, documents, and platitudes are not enough to fulfil the promises of citizenship— that is, for example, freedom. Freedom and the fulfillment of its virtues are unfinished, an ongoing dynamic struggle. Too often citizenship education implies docile, conforming, spectator behavior and thought.

Contemporary conditions demand an anti-oppressive citizenship education, one that takes seriously social and economic inequalities and oppression that result from neoliberal capitalism. While we can build upon the anti-oppressive possibilities of established, officially sanctioned pedagogies, that is not enough.

This lecture will explore imaginaries that might serve as the basis for the creation of pedagogies of dangerous citizenship. The pedagogical power of dangerous citizenship, resides in its capacity to encourage us to challenge the implications of own work; to envision an education that is free and democratic to the core; and to interrogate and uncover our own well-intentioned complicity in oppressive educational and cultural practices.

See: https://www.academia.edu/8400387/Mary_Hepburn_Lecture_University_of_Georgia_October_16_2014

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Critique of Capitalist Education

Critique of Capitalist Education

A CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
SPECIAL ISSUE OF CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY

We are constantly confronted by competing and contradictory narratives concerning the importance of education. On one hand, a steady mantra stresses success in the new economy requires at least a college degree—and evidence shows that workers with a college degree earn more and get better jobs over their working lives. On the other hand, the educational system in the US is under assault as public sector funding at all levels is cut, teachers as public sector workers are demonized, and by everyone’s assessment the US is rapidly moving towards a society where a select few receive an elite education and the rest are being left behind.

The editors of Critical Sociology are looking for scholarship that delves into the nature and consequences of education—both within the US and comparatively. At a time when costs to students in public universities in the US double while state governments cut allocations, we read that Germany has decided higher education for all will be free of fees and tuition costs. Are any colleges educating underserved students without leaving them with crippling debts, and if so how? Students and teachers in Colorado resisted revisionist changes to the high school curriculum, are these strategies for institutions of higher education? What is the future for the next generation in the US? How can we understand the logic and role of education (and not pedagogy) under advanced capitalism in the neoliberal era?

Some suggestive topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* 600,000 students in the US attend colleges where the dropout rate is 85 percent
* many students amass debt but leave without a degree, facing a life of indentured work
* by some estimates three quarters of all college instruction is done by casualized faculty
* school budgets are driven by administrative and not instructional costs
* slashed public sector support for education shift costs onto students
* corporate logic (failed and successful) reshapes governance and decision-making
* faculty are silenced under rules of “civility”
* faculty should avoid “disturbing” students with content that may raise challenges
* graduate program recruit students without funding and few job prospects
* institutions fail to recruit underserved faculty and students

Potential contributors should send a proposal with a tentative title, a short (100-150 word) abstract, and contact/affiliation details to critical.sociology@gmail.com by1 December 2014, and put EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM in your subject line.  All authors will be notified by 15 January and first drafts of papers will be due by 15 June. We anticipate having a session at the annual SSSP meetings in Chicago where authors will discuss their papers and get feedback.

Depending on the number of submissions, we anticipate producing an edited volume to augment the journal symposium. Contact David Fasenfest, Editor, at the email above with any questions.

Prof. David Fasenfest
Dept of Sociology
Wayne State University
Editor, Critical Sociology
http://crs.sagepub.com
Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Critical-Sociology/109234272497897
Follow us on Twitter: @critsoc
Association for Critical Sociology website: http://criticalsociology.org
Series Editor, Studies in Critical Social Science
http://www.brill.nl/scss (Hardcover)
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/category/scss-series (Paperback)

 

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The Falling Rate of Learning

The Falling Rate of Learning

SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATIONAL ELIMINATIONISM AND CULTURAL COLONIZATION

A HEAT (Higher Education & Theory) Symposium, with John Beck and Matthew Cornford (The Art School and the Culture Shed), David J. Blacker (The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame), and Nina Power (One-Dimensional Woman).

Friday 7th November
2pm – 6pm (followed by drinks reception)
Westminster Forum (5th Floor, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street)

Co-hosted by Institute for Modern & Contemporary Culture (IMCC) and the Higher Education Research Centre (HERC) at the University of Westminster.

David J. Blacker defines educational eliminationism as a state of affairs in which elites no longer find it necessary to utilize mass schooling as a first link in the long chain of the process of the extraction of workers’ surplus labour value but instead cut their losses and abandon public schooling altogether. John Beck and Matthew Cornford have charted the decline of local art schools and concordant rise of the ‘destination’ art gallery, and asked what this tells us about the changing relationship between the function of education and art in the new creative economy. Nina Power argues that current attacks on the education system are part and parcel of a broader war on cognitive and immaterial labour, upon which the art world provides a peculiarly privileged vantage point.

Drawing on the etymological and political association between culture and colonization, this symposium seeks to investigate the currently shifting relationship between education and culture through the themes of eliminationism and colonization.

John Beck is Professor in English Literature at the University of Westminster, director of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC), and author of Dirty wars: landscape, power, and waste in Western American literature and (with Matthew Cornford) The Art School and the Culture Shed.

David J. Blacker is a Professor of Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies at the University of Delaware, editor of Education Review, edrev.info., and author of The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame andDemocratic Education Stretched thin: How Complexity Challenges a Democratic Ideal.

Matthew Cornford is Professor of Fine Art at the University of Brighton, has a longstanding collaborative art practice with David Cross, and author (with John Beck) of The Art School and the Culture Shed.

Nina Power is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University, regularly writes for the Guardian and New Humanist, co-editor of Alain Badiou’s On Beckett and author of One-Dimensional Woman.

Rsvp to the organizer: M.Charles1@westminster.ac.uk

Poster Link: http://instituteformodern.co.uk/2014/educational-eliminationism-cultural-colonization-nov-7th

See: http://benjaminpedagogy.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/symposium-on-educational-eliminationism-and-cultural-colonization/ and http://hetheory.wordpress.com/

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION: 2014–15 PROGRAMME

 

7 Oct 2014 (room 537)
Responsiveness to Reasons
David Bakhurst (Queen’s University, Canada)

 

15 Oct 2014 (room 728)
Unfinished adults and defective children: the nature and value of childhood
Anca Gheaus (Sheffield University)

 

22 Oct 2014 (room 728)
Crises in Education, Crises of Education
Glenn Rikowski (Anglia Ruskin University)

 

29 Oct 2014
To be confirmed

 

5 Nov 2014 (room 728)
Narrativity, childhood and parenting
Judith Suissa (Institute of Education)

 

12 Nov 2014 (room 728)
Recognition, Trust, and Reliance: some considerations on authority, leadership, and power in education

Morgan White (Independent Researcher)

 

19 Nov 2014 (Nunn Hall)
Launch of “Education, Philosophy and Wellbeing: New perspectives on the work of John White”
Edited by Judith Suissa, Carrie Winstanley and Roger Marples. Panel discussion (speakers to be confirmed) followed by wine reception.
Judith Suissa et al.

 

26 Nov 2014 (room 728)
On Being Foreign: art’s disposition as an “exit pedagogy”
John Baldacchino (University of Dundee)

 

3 Dec 2014 (room 728)
Perspectives on the implications of Bion’s epistemology for the work of caring professionals
Joseph Mintz (Institute of Education)

 

10 Dec 2014 (room 728)
The Eternal Recurrence of the Same: Vocational Education in the Second Machine Age
Patrick Ainley (University of Greenwich)

 

See: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/64026.html

Free to attend

No registration required

 

Institute of Education, University of London
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL
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The Falling Rate of Learning

The Falling Rate of Learning

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES XXII – AND A PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION

The 22nd MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD) SEMINAR presents:

David J. Blacker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware

The Race to Nowhere: Abandoning the Promise of Universal Education

Universal education is beloved as an ideal while its reality is being extinguished. Heralded as expansions of access where we “race to the top” and “leave no child behind,” initiatives involving marketization, austerity, privatization and student debt combine to eliminate and expel growing segments of the rising generation.

Why is this happening?  And why now?  David J. Blacker outlines a coherent framework for understanding the current onslaught against all levels of public education. It all comes down to deep and troubling changes in the economy that “education reform” cannot touch and that nobody wants to talk about.

Wednesday November 12th 2014, 5–6pm

University of East London, Stratford Campus, CASS School of Education, Room: ED2.04

Convener: Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London)

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Employment Opportunity:

PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION

CASS School of Education, University in East London.

Details on the UEL website: http://jobs.uel.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=234

Closing date 5th October 2014.

If anybody would like an informal conversation about the post, please contact Alpesh Maisuria: worthers21@hotmail.com or A.Maisuria@uel.ac.uk

 

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Sara Motta

Sara Motta

CONSTRUCTING 21st CENTURY SOCIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA: THE ROLE OF RADICAL EDUCATION

By Sara C Motta and Mike Cole

See: http://us.macmillan.com/constructingtwentyfirstcenturysocialisminlatinamerica/MikeCole

“This is a formidable and inspiring rendition of education as a political force and a testament to a decolonizing pedagogical spirit that dares to reignite the promise of Socialism for the twenty-first century. Motta and Cole powerfully counter hegemonic epistemologies of knowledge, moving us toward a decolonizing field of possibilities. More important is the persuasive manner in which they summon revolutionary educational projects of Latin America to challenge the blight of neoliberalism and reinvigorate our emancipatory dreams.” – Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University

“At last, a powerful comparative critique of how the pedagogy of neoliberal politics and the politics of neoliberal pedagogy are being imposed on Latin America, and, most importantly, the responses of Latin American radical educators to these deadening and fatalistic politics and pedagogies. This book gives hope to radical educators everywhere for the possibilities of more grounded and transgressive ways of thinking, seeing, being, doing and feeling from the praxis of Brazilian, Colombian and Venezuelan radical educators today.” – Joyce Canaan, Professor of Sociology, Birmingham City University, UK

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-book-by-sara-c-motta-and-mike-cole-constructing-21st-century-socialism-in-latin-america-the-role-of-radical-education

Mike Cole

Mike Cole

 

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International Conference on Critical Education

International Conference on Critical Education

PROGRAM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION 2014 (ICCE-2014)

Thessaloniki, Greece

22 – 26 June 2014

Critical Education in the Era of Crisis

 

Keynote Speakers:

Ayhan Ural (Gazi University, Turkey)

Dave Hill (Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK)

George Grollios (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Glenn Rikowski (Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK) on ‘Education and Crisis’

Grant Banfield (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)

Guy Senese (University of North Arizona, USA)

Hasan Huseyin Aksoy (Ankara University, Turkey)

Kostas Skordoulis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Lois Weiner (New Jersey City University, USA)

Panayota Gounari (University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

Panayotis Sotiris (University of the Aegean, Mitilini, Greece)

Periklis Pavlidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Tasos Liambas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

 

The full Program for the Conference is now available:

ICCE 2014 Program: http://www.eled.auth.gr/icce2014/documents/program_of_iv_icce_conference.pdf

ICCE 2014 Conference website: http://www.eled.auth.gr/icce2014/index.htm

International Conference on Critical Education

International Conference on Critical Education

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Education System

Education System

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR ON MARXISM, CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION

Wednesday 9th July 2014 3.00pm-7.30pm

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, England

Department of Education

International Education Research Seminar on Marxism, Critical Pedagogy and Education

 

(Followed by social event / eating out near Chelmsford Station

Room: SAW 005 or other room (tbc)

 

Introduced by Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London, England) and Professor Dave Hill (Anglia Ruskin University, England)

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Ayse Elitok (Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey)`Village Institutes’ in Turkey- the development of secular education in rural Turkey and their demise in the face of landlord and religious opposition’

Dr. Tom Griffiths (Newcastle University, NSW, Australia) `Critical Education and World-Systems Analysis’

Dr. Lilia Monzo (Chapman University, Orange, California, USA) A Critical Pedagogy for Democracy: Confronting Higher Education’s Neoliberal Agenda with a Critical Latina Feminist Episteme

Dr. Paolo Vittoria (Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Popular Education and Social Change in Latin America: another school is possible?

 

For information: paulette.luff@anglia.ac.uk or dave.hill@anglia.ac.uk

 

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International Conference on Critical Education

International Conference on Critical Education

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism

EDUCATION, STATE AND MARKET: ANATOMY OF NEOLIBERAL IMPACT

A new book edited by Ravi Kumar

Aakar Books

See: http://aakarbooks.com/content/education-state-and-market-anatomy-neoliberal-impact-0

 

 

Praise for the volume:

‘The book presents a set of papers that illuminate in profound ways how the wide-angle historical frames provided by Marxist analysis facilitate our understanding of the details embedded in national and more local educational contexts. Neoliberalism attacks human dignity. The consequences of social, economic, and educational policies that exacerbate inequality, magnify exploitation, and undermine personal and social freedoms are clearly analyzed by each of the contributors. The circumstances are dire and readers will most certainly be outraged as they learn how neoliberal policies and practices reduce the process of education to a commodity and teachers and learners to elements in formula for the relentless production of profit. This volume presents a clear and compelling analysis of how neoliberal thought and practice has transformed education at the policy level in India and in the process distorted the official aims of education as well as social relations among teachers and learners. Most importantly, however, these chapters provide insights into how we might channel our rage against neoliberal capitalist mechanisms into the creation of new visions of resistance to educational practices that privilege profits over people.’

- E. Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia

 

‘Editor Ravi Kumar has assembled the finest scholarship to investigate key questions in regard to the relationship of the development of modern capitalism, its connections to empire, the role of the state, and the resulting impact on education. The essays within go to the core: what is valued as “knowledge” now? Who shall schools serve? Indeed: Why have school? The critical reader will find new questions, and profound answers.’

- Rich Gibson, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, USA

 

Ravi Kumar teaches at the Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi.

Editor, South Asia, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Blog: Reflections

http://southasianuniversity.academia.edu/RaviKumar

www.teachersolidarity.com

Recent book: Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact

Forthcoming: Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

 

Contents

Acknowledgement 

1.  Education, State, and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact: An Introduction
Ravi Kumar

2.  Changing Discourses on Inequality and Disparity: From Welfare State to Neoliberal Capitalism
Vikas Gupta

3.  The Story of Dismantling of Higher Education in India: The Unfolding Crisis
G. Haragopal

4.  Commoditizing Higher Education: The Assault of Neoliberal Barbarism
Madhu Prasad

5.  Caught between ‘Neglect’ and a Private ‘Makeover’: Government Schools in Delhi
Radhika Menon

6.  The Language Question: The Battle to Take Back the Imagination
Harjinder Singh ‘Laltu’

7.  Constitution of Language: Neoliberal Practices in Multi-lingual India
Samir Karmakar

8.  A Relevant Economics for India: Dark Past, Bleak Future
Rajesh Bhattacharya

9.  Mapping the Changes in Legal Education in India
Srinivas Burra

10.  Countering Neoliberal Conception of Knowledge, Building Emancipatory Discourse: A Historical Overview of Phule-Ambedkar’s Critique and Gandhian Nai Taleem
Anil Sadgopal

11.  A Dialogue for Mass Movement for Democratic Education System
D. Ramesh Patnaik

12.  Afterword: Narratives of Resistance: The Case of Struggle for a Common School System in Tamil Nadu
Prince Gajendra Babu

 

Notes on Contributors

Index

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ARUMARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Wednesday 21 May 2014,

3pm – 6pm, Room: Saw 005

Education, Marxism and Society

Update: 7th April 2014

3pm

Welcome by Dave Hill and Alpesh Maisuria

 

3.05pm

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org)

Film, Prisons, Social Class and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

 

4.05pm

Glenn Rikowski (Visiting Scholar, Anglia Ruskin University)

Crisis and Education

 

5.05

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, India)

Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

 

6.05

Social event

 

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

Full address: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford: Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ.

A map can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home.html

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

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OUR BOOKS & PAMPHLETS

 

Details on the book and pamphlets of Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski

 

 

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2011) Marksist Eğitim Kurami ve Radikal Pedagoji (in Turkish), Radical Marxist Educational Theory and Pedagogy, Istanbul: Kalkedon.

http://kitap.radikal.com.tr/Kitap/marksist-egitim-kurami-ve-radikal-pedagoji-315503

http://opac.sdu.edu.tr/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=80972&shelfbrowse_itemnumber=122503

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Marksist-Egitim-Kurami-Radikal-Pedagoji/dp/6055679795

 

 

Green, A., Rikowski, G. & Raduntz, H. (eds.) 2007 Renewing Dialogues in Marxism and Education: Openings, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Palgrave Macmillan: http://us.macmillan.com/renewingdialoguesinmarxismandeducation/AnthonyGreen

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Renewing-Dialogues-Marxism-Education-Openings/dp/1403974969

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Renewing-Dialogues-Marxism-Education-Openings/dp/1403974969

Academia: http://www.academia.edu/6445282/Renewing_Dialogues_in_Marxism_and_Education_Openings

 

 

McLaren, P., Rikowski, G., Cole, M. & Hill, D. (2006) Kızıl Tebeşir (Eğitim Söyleşileri) (in Turkish), Red Chalk: Education Talks, Trans. Ozge Yilmaz, Istanbul: Kalkedon,

http://www.nadirkitap.com/kizil-tebesir-egitim-soylesileri-peter-mclaren-glenn-rikowski-kitap1890417.html

http://www.alternatifegitimdernegi.org.tr/content/view/214/121/

http://www.idefix.com/kitap/kizil-tebesir-glenn-rikowski/tanim.asp?sid=DBSFUC3KLT1TW4Y9I5RW

 

 

Hill, D., McLaren, P., Cole, M. & Rikowski, G. (eds.) (2002) Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Publisher (Lexington Books): https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739103456

Amazon.com (paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Marxism-Against-Postmodernism-Educational-Theory/dp/0739103466/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395595651&sr=1-1

Amazon.com (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Marxism-Against-Postmodernism-Educational-Theory-ebook/dp/B00E9Z145C/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395595651&sr=1-1

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marxism-Against-Postmodernism-Educational-Theory/dp/0739103466

Google Books: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Marxism_Against_Postmodernism_in_Educati.html?id=nK_UST5ng6gC&redir_esc=y

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2001) The Battle in Seattle: Its Significance for Education, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/seattle.html

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Seattle-Significance-Education/dp/1872767370

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1872767370/thetufnellpres01

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Battle-Seattle-Significance-Education/dp/1872767370

Institute for Education Policy Studies: http://www.ieps.org.uk/hillcolepubs.php

 

 

Cole, M., Hill, D., Rikowski, G. & McLaren P. (2001) Red Chalk: On Schooling, Capitalism & Politics, with Foreword by Paula Allman, Brighton: The Institute for Education Policy Studies.

Online version: http://www.ieps.org.uk/PDFs/redchalk.pdf

The Institue for Education Policy Studies : http://www.ieps.org.uk/redchalk.php

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Chalk-Schooling-Capitalism-Politics/dp/0952204215

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Chalk-Schooling-Capitalism-Politics/dp/0952204215

 

 

Hill, D., McLaren, P., Cole, M. & Rikowski, G. (eds.) (1999) Postmodernism in Educational Theory: Education and the Politics of Human Resistance, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/postmodernism.html

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Postmodernism-Educational-Theory-Education-Resistance/dp/1872767818

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Postmodernism-Educational-Theory-Education-Resistance/dp/1872767818

Academia: http://www.academia.edu/6323135/Postmodernism_in_Educational_Theory_Education_and_the_Politics_of_Human_Resistance

 

 

Allen, M., Benn, C., Chitty, C., Cole, M., Hatcher, R., Hirtt, N. & Rikowski, G. (1999) Business, Business, Business: New Labour’s Education Policy, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press (purchasing): http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/buy.html

Tufnell Press (outline): http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/hillpubs.html

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-Labours-Education-Policy-Hillcole/dp/1872767915

 

 

The Hillcole Group (including Glenn Rikowski) (1997) Rethinking Education and Democracy: A socialist alternative for the twenty first century, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/rethink.pdf

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rethinking-Education-Democracy-Alternative-Twenty-first/dp/1872767451

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Education-Democracy-Alternative-Twenty-first/dp/1872767451

AbeBooks.com: http://www.abebooks.com/Rethinking-Education-Democracy-Socialist-Alternative-Twenty-first/2685579713/bd

 

 

Papers and Articles by Glenn Rikowski can be viewed at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

 

 

 

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikowski, R. (Ed.) (2010) Digitisation Perspectives, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Sense Publishers: https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/263-digitisation-perspectives.pdf

Springer: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-6091-299-3

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitisation-Perspectives-Ruth-Rikowski/dp/9460912974

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Rikowski, R. (Ed.) (2007) Knowledge Management: Social, Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives, Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Elsevier: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?locale=en_US&isbn=9781843341390

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knowledge-Management-Theoretical-Perspectives-Practical/dp/1843341395

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Management-Cultural-Theoretical-Perspectives/dp/1843341395

 

 

Rikowski, R. (2005) Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The implications of the World Trade Organisation’s GATS and TRIPS Agreements, Oxford:  Chandos Publishing.

Elsevier: https://www.elsevier.com/books/globalisation-information-and-libraries/rikowski/978-1-84334-084-3

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Globalisation-Information-Libraries-Implications-Organisations/dp/1843340844

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