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Jean Anyon

TWO MORE REVIEWS OF ‘MARX AND EDUCATION’ BY JEAN ANYON – PATRICK AINLEY, AND ADAM SANCHEZ

Patrick Ainley reviews Jean Anyon’s ‘Marx and Education’ (Routledge, 2011) in the latest update to the Marx & Philosophy Society Review of Books. See: http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2011/366

Adam Sanchez also reviews ‘Marx and Education’ by Jean Anyon in the latest issue (No.78) of International Socialist Review. See Sanchez’s review, Radical education theory 101, at: http://www.isreview.org/issues/78/rev-marxeducation.shtml

In my view, both of these reviews rather skate over, or ignore, many of the glaring faults in Anyon’s book. However, I think as many people as possible should read it; in that way, it might become more apparent regarding what the real tasks are for Marxist educational theory.

The obsession with Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis’ Schooling in Capitalist America (1976) continues. Of course, it is a classic work of Marxist educational theory, and continues to be useful. However, I would like to think that Marxists have made some progress in their thinking on education since the seminal work of Bowles and Gintis. See Sarah Knopp’s review, What do schools produce? of the newly-republished classic at: http://www.isreview.org/issues/78/featrev-schooling.shtml  

 

 

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Socialism and Hope

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST REVIEW – ISSUE 78

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Issue 78: July–August, Slavery and the origins of the Civil War

Analysis in brief—Egypt

Mostafa Omar
The new shape of the struggle in Egypt

Adam Hanieh
Egypt’s “orderly transition”? International aid and the rush to structural adjustment

U.S. Imperialism in the Age of Obama

Critical Thinking
Obama, imperialism, and capitalism
Phil Gasper shows how Obama’s foreign policy differs little from his predecessor

Michael Schwartz
The state of the struggle in Iraq

Adaner Usmani
The evolution of U.S. Pakistan policy

Ashley Smith
Rehabilitating U.S. intervention
Features

James Illingworth
Slavery and the origins of the Civil War
The first of a series of articles on the Civil War over the coming issues of the ISR

Sharon Smith
The future in the present: Marxism, unions, and class struggle

Deepa Kumar
Political Islam: A Marxist analysis
The final installment of a two-part article. The first part appeared 
in ISR #76

Debate

Paul D’Amato and Jason Yanowitz
Spontaneity and Revolution
What role did socialists play in Russia’s February Revolution?

Reviews

Ashley Smith
Political Marxism and the rise of American capitalism
Review of The American Road to Capitalism

Sarah Knopp
What do schools produce?
Review of the newly-republished classic Schooling in Capitalist America

Brian Jones
Myth and Malcolm
Review of Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Jenna Woloshyn
The struggle inside the unions
Review of Steve Early, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention ,

John McDonald
Recession and resistance
Review of David McNally, Global Slump

Adam Sanchez
Radical education theory 101
Review of Jean Anyon, Marx and Education

 

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