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Neoliberalism and Education Reform




Neoliberalism and Education Reform edited by E. Wayne Ross and Rich Gibson (2007, Hampton Press) won a 2008 Critics’ Choice Book Award from American Educational Studies Association (AERA). 






My article in the book, Schools and the GATS Enigma is an extended version of the article I have in the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. See:




The award was announced at the AESA annual meeting which is taking place this weekend in Savannah, Georgia.




Here is a full listing of the books receiving Critics’ Choice Awards this year:



Biesta, Gert (2006). Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.



Dillard, C.B. (2006). On Spiritual Strivings: Transforming an African American Woman’s Academic Life. Albany, NY: SUNY.



Gabbard, D. (2008). Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy: The Effects of School Reform in a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishing.



Giroux, Henry, A. (2007). The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.



Hare, William, and John P. Portelli (Eds.), (2007). Key Questions for Educators. San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press.



Hyslop-Margison, Emery and M. Ayaz Naseem (2007). Scientism and Education: Empirical Research as Neo-Liberal Ideology. Springer.



Joshee, R. and L. Johnson (Eds.), (2007). Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States. Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia Press.



Kellner, Douglas (2008). Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the Virginia Tech Massacre. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.



Lather, Patti (2007). Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts Toward a Double(d) Science. Albany, New York: SUNY.



Mayo, Cris (2007). Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.



Noguera, Pedro (2008). The Trouble with Black Boys. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.



Robbins, Christopher, (2008). Expelling Hope: The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling. Albany, NY: SUNY.



Ross, E. W., & Gibson, R. (Eds.). (2007). Neoliberalism and Education Reform. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.



Salvio, Paula (2007). Anne Sexton: Teacher of Weird Abundance. State University of New York Press.



Saltman, Kenneth (2007). Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public School. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.



Schultz, Brian (2008). Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom. Columbia, NY: Teachers College.



Solomon, R. P. and D. N. Sekayi (Eds.), (2007). Urban Teacher Education and Teaching: Innovative Practices for Diversity and Social Justice. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.



Yosso, Tara (2006). Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline. Routledge.



Villegas, Malia, Neugebauer, Sabina Rak and Kerry R. Venegas (Eds.), (2008). Indigenous Knowledge and Education: Sites of Struggle, Strength, and Survivance. Harvard.




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Anticapitalism and Culture
Radical Theory and Popular Politics

Jeremy Gilbert

Berg 2008

This book stages a dialogue between the radical tradition within cultural studies and the politics and ideas of the global ‘anticapitalist’ movement. Opening with a political history of cultural studies, which locates the development of the discipline – up to the present day – in its changing intellectual and political context, it goes on to consider the parallel history of the ‘movement of movements’ and the World Social Forum process. It addresses the broader question of what it means to be ‘anti-capitalist’ at the levels of cultural theory and political practice, and considers the comparative uses of the ideas of Deleuze & Guattari, Laclau & Mouffe and Hardt & Negri for cultural and political analysis. The book offers a concise analysis of the opportunities and obstacles facing radical politics at the beginning of the 21st century, and concludes with an assessment of the relative weight given to ideas of strategy, tactics, hegemony and partisanship within contemporary radical thought

Jeremy Gilbert
School of Social Sciences, Media & Cultural Studies
University of East London
6 University Way
E16 2RD



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