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Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

POSTMODERN DERELICTION IN THE FACE OF NEOLIBERAL EDUCATION POLICY 

Heathwood Institute republishes ‘Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy

The Heathwood Institute republished my paper Postmodern Dereliction in the Face of Neoliberal Education Policy through their Heathwood Press website on 5th September 2013.

This paper was written primarily for my EDU3004 ‘Education, Culture & Society’ students, for an Education Studies module in the School of Education and the University of Northampton. However, it may be of more general interest. It was originally posted to ‘The Flow of Ideas’ website on 27th April 2008, and was one of the last articles posted to my old ‘Volumizer’ blog before AOL shut down all of its blogs.

See: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/postmodern-dereliction-face-neoliberal-education-policy/

This Heathwood Press version is easier to read and has pictures.

Heathwood Institute & Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com

Glenn Rikowski

London, 11th September 2013

All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski: https://rikowski.wordpress.com

 

NO FOLLOWERS

What is going on?

All of my Followers seem to have disappeared according to the Stats page.

Have I said something so objectionable, or is it that WordPress (or someone else) has deleted all of my Followers?

I know Friedrich Nietzsche said “I want no followers”, but this is ridiculous!

Glenn Rikowski, London

 

Addendum

Not to worry: all Followers have re-appeared at 23.31 on 11th September 2013. Amazing.

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

Crisis Theory

Crisis Theory

CONFERENCE OF SOCIALIST ECONOMISTS (CSE) SOUTH GROUP LAUNCH EVENT

CSE South Group Launch Event

Friday 25th October 13.30 – 16.30

Middlesex University, London

Hendon campus http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Location/hendon/index.aspx

To attend please email me Phoebe Moore p.moore@mdx.ac.uk

 

The Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) http://www.cseweb.org.uk/ is an international, democratic membership organisation committed to developing a materialist critique of capitalism, unconstrained by conventional academic divisions between subjects. CSE has organised and supported conferences and seminars and publishes the Sage journal Capital & Class http://cnc.sagepub.com/ three times a year.

The CSE South Group is a new network of researchers and activists mirroring the CSE Transpennine Group which runs across the north of Britain initiated by Capital and Class Editorial Board members Stuart Shields and Greig Charnock. We will be organising workshops where people present work and hold discussions on topics that concern the CSE and our journal.

The CSE South Group will hold a launch event on Friday the 25th October at MiddlesexUniversity. Our speakers will be Professor Martin Upchurch, who will present ‘Towards the New Workplace Dystopia’; Dr Owen Worth, Managing Editor for Capital & Class, who will speak about ‘The Crisis of Capital’ and Dr Phoebe Moore, Editorial Board member for Capital & Class and convenor for the CSE South Group who will speak about ‘Cognitive Capitalism and the Quantified Worker’.

We will also hold a Roundtable called ‘Contemporary Conditions of Capital’ where we will discuss and debate issues in contemporary conditions of capital including mental health and work, global production networks, commodification of education, safety at work, migration and much more. Speakers on the roundtable will include Peter Hough, author of ‘Valuing Culture by Ignoring it: Relativism and Human Rights’ and ‘Who’s Securing Whom? The need for International Relations to Embrace Human Security’; Elizabeth Cotton who has written Global Unions Global Business (with Richard Croucher) and initiator of: http://survivingwork.org/ ; and Clive Boddy, author of Corporate Psychopaths: Organisational Destroyers.

If you come along you will have the chance to meet individuals on the Capital & Class Editorial Board and a wide range of other researchers and activists.

This will be the first of many workshops run by the CSE South Group. These events will encourage networking across activists, trade unionists, newer researchers and the established cadre who can learn from one another, think together and act in solidarity toward a transformed world.

Education Crisis

Education Crisis

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm

ERIC HOBSBAWM: HISTORIAN, TEACHER AND CRITIC

PUBLIC MEETING

All welcome

Eric Hobsbawm: Historian, Teacher and Critic

 

This special seminar from the Socialist History Society will seek to assess the late Eric Hobsbawm’s enduring contribution to the study of history.

 

Panel Discussion

Willie Thompson, formerly Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University;

Malcolm Chase, Professor of Social History, University of Leeds;

David Parker, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds.

 

Tuesday 1st October 2013, 7.00 pm.

At Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH.

Near Liverpool Street station/underground.

Space is limited -please book early to ensure your place

To book, contact the Bishopsgate Institute on 020 7392 9200

For further information: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Events

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/eric-hobsbawm-historian-teacher-and-critic-bishopsgate-institute-1-october

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 4 (2013)

Now available at: www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/11/issue11_4.asp

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
Volume 11 Number 4  2013  ISSN 1478-2103

CONTENTS: 

Mara Westling Allodi. Simple-minded Accountability Measures Create Failing Schools in Disadvantaged Contexts: a case study of a Swedish junior high school

Sardar M. Anwaruddin. NeoliberalUniversities and the Education of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Bangladesh

Ruth Boyask, Arnet Donkin, Sue Waite & Hazel Lawson. Autonomy and Governance in Local Authority Provision for Children and Young People

Adam Davidson-Harden. What Is Social Sciences and Humanities Research ‘Worth’? Neoliberalism and the Framing of Social Sciences and Humanities Work in Canada

Vera Lucia Felicetti, Marilia Costa Morosini & Patricia Somers. Affirmative Action in the Quality of Higher Education: the voices of graduates of the University for All program

Sarina Molina & Heather Lattimer. Defining Global Education

Noah De Lissovoy. Pedagogy of the Impossible: neoliberalism and the ideology of accountability

Vassiliki Papatsiba. The Idea of Collaboration in the Academy: its epistemic and social potentials and risks for knowledge generation

Ronald Barnett. Potentials and Risks of Collaboration: two sides of the same coin or the same side of the coin? A Response to Vassiliki Papatsiba

Jenny Ozga. Acts of Construction: the conditions of collaboration. A Response to Vassiliki Papatsiba

Johanna Ringarp. From Bildung to Entrepreneurship: trends in education policy in Sweden

 

THE INTERNATIONALIST
Peter McLaren. Farewell to the Man in the Red Beret, Enter the Man in the White Silk Mitre: ‘there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’

 

BOOK REVIEWS
Re-shaping Education for Citizenship: democratic national citizenship in Hong Kong (Pak-Sang Lai & Michael Byram), reviewed by Liz Jackson
Makiguchi and Gandhi: their educational relevance for the 21st century (Namrata Sharma), reviewed by Yueh-Mei Lin

Access to the full texts of current articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. There is open access for older articles.

PLEASE NOTE: to accommodate the increasing flow of quality papers this journal will expand to 8 numbers per volume/year as from Volume 12, 2014.

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For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Michael A. Peters: mpeters@waikato.ac.nz

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the articles, please contact the publishers: support@symposium-journals.co.uk

 

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661:  http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski