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IMMISERATION, CAPITALISM AND EDUCATION: AUSTERITY, RESISTANCE AND REVOLT – A NEW EDITED COLLECTION BY DAVE HILL

Immiseration, Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt

Edited by Dave Hill

Institute for Education Policy Studies

Brighton

http://www.ieps.org.uk

2013

ISBN: 978-0-9522042-3-7

This is an important and astonishing book. It is a Marxist book. It systematically charts and critiques the havoc being wreaked by neoliberal and neoconservative Capitalism on society, on schooling/ schools and on higher education, across five countries: the USA, England, Turkey, Ireland and Greece. Following a theoretical chapter on Immiseration Capitalism, the first part of the book examines in detail the destructiveness and degradation effected by national and transnational Capital within these five societies, and the privatising, marketising, commodifying, degrading and impoverishing impacts within these five countries’ broader society, within/on the schooling system and within / on higher education.

Very importantly, the book goes beyond critique, beyond deconstruction, beyond anger and analysis. In Part Two of the book, leading Marxist analysts and activists from these five countries examine the Resistance to neoliberalising/neoconservatising policy and practice. In each case writers answer the question: What is the ‘Resistance’? Where is the Resistance? How is it Organised? How Successful is it? What are the Barriers to its Effectiveness? How can it be Developed to be more Effective?

In the Third and Final section, writers look to past and contemporary successful examples of Socialist Education, in the former Soviet bloc, and in Latin America, Venezuela. Again, writers, while noting the varied successes of such socialist or Marxist education, always remain critical- and self-critical.

The Conclusion, building on the critique within, summarises, and looks to the future, in terms of building the disparate resistance within schooling, higher education, communities and within the national societies- learning internationally. This book, written by noted and leading Marxist authors and activists, is an important contribution to Marxist education and broader theory- but also a spur to revolutionary anti-capitalist praxis-in education and beyond.

CONTENTS

Introduction: Dave Hill

PART 1: Austerity Capitalism, Immiseration and Education

1. Immiseration Capitalism Curry Malott, Dave Hill & Grant Banfield

2. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Greece Panagiotis Sotiris

3. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Ireland Martin Power, Micheal O’Flynn, Aline Courtois & Margaret Kennedy

4. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Britain Dave Hill, Christine Lewis, Alpesh Maisuria & Patrick Yarker

5. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Turkey Fevziye Sayilan & Nuray Turkmen

6. Austerity Capitalism and Education in the USA Curry Malott & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

PART 2: Activism within/ against Immiseration Capitalism

7. Resistance in Greece Leonidas Vatikiotis and Maria Nikolakaki

8. Resistance in Ireland Micheal O’Flynn, Martin Power, Conor McCabe & Henry Silke

9. Resistance in Britain Joyce Canaan, Dave Hill, & Alpesh Maisuria

10. Resistance in Turkey Kemal İnal & H. Tuğba Öztürk

11. Resistance in the USA Curry Malott & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

PART 3: Peripheries

12. Immiseration Capitalism or Twenty-First century Socialism? Mike Cole & Peter McLaren

13. A view from the post-socialist ‘new periphery’ Bill Templer

14. Conclusion: Capitalism, Resistance and Dave Hill, Bill Templer, Panagiotis Sotiris,

What is to be Done? Grant Banfield & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

 

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Available from: http://www.ieps.org.uk/subscriptionsandpurchasing

Dave Hill is a Marxist academic and political and educational activist. He has fought ten elections in England at local, national and European levels, been an elected trade union regional leader and, when the Labour Party was left-wing, was a Labour Group (Council) Leader. In terms of Direct Action, he has recently been tear-gassed while on anti-government demonstrations in Athens and Ankara and is an activist in TUSC (the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) and in Left Unity.  He co-founded the Hillcole Group of Radical left Educators in 1989 and chaired it until 2001, founded the Institute for Education Policy Studies (www.ieps.org.uk) in 1989 and set up the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (www.jceps.com) in 2003. Since then, it, a free online peer-reviewed journal, has been downloaded a million times- free of charge. The journal went into print production in 2012 (available for purchase). He is Research Professor of Education at Anglia Ruskin University, England, and Visiting Professor of Critical Policy and Equality Studies at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor of Education at  the Universities of Middlesex, London, England, and Athens, Greece.

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ARUANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CRITICAL EDUCATION AND JUSTICE (CEJ) and EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH GROUP (ECRG) RESEARCH SEMINARS

SEMESTER 2: ALL WELCOME – OPEN INVITATION

Wednesdays 4.30-6.30 Room: Sawyers 005

We will try, for each session have a sort of open house of 45-60 minutes, whereby research students can have 20-25 minute slots to bounce ideas, report back / present to the attendees. Sometimes these student presentations will be scheduled, at other times there will open discussion.

Semester 2 / Trimester 2 /Spring Term 2014

 

8 January 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Dr Leena Helavaara Robertson (Middlesex University) on an aspect of Early Years/ Social Constructivism/ Critical Multilingualism, or, Conflicting Ideologies in Early Years Education

*15 January 2014 CEJ research seminar

a) Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants

b) Linda Akomaning and Amal Hussein

5 February 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

b) Doctoral Student presentations/ Discussions: Polina Chrysochou and Sharon Howden plus 2 ECRG doctoral/ conference presentations

*12 February 2014 ECRG led research seminar- and also CEJ led research seminar

Dr. Maria Nikolakaki (University of the Peloponessus, Corinth, Greece). Critical Pedagogy

Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants, in the two research cluster groups and by doctoral students within the two research clusters. Open to other doctoral and pre-doctoral students).

5 March  2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar-

a) Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London)

b) Doctoral Student Presentations/ Discussions

*12 March 2014 CEJ led research seminar-

a) Dr. Glenn Rikowski (Flow of Ideas) – ‘Crisis and Education’

b) Doctoral Student presentations/ Discussions : Polina Chryssochou, Sharon Howden

2 April 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Presentations in preparation for the BERA and ICCE conferences

Trimester 3 /Summer Term

7 May 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Presentations in preparation for the BERA and ICCE conferences

21 May 2014 CEJ led research seminar-

Deirdre O’Neill (University of Ulster/ InsideFilm, http://www.insidefilm.org/) Film, Prisons, Social Class and Critical Pedagogy

4 June 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

a) Final Preparations for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants

b) Doctoral/ Student presentations/ Discussions: Alison Feist, Samya Cook and Alan Bradwell on progress the EdD Dissertation and Linda Akomaning on her PhD progress

*11 June 2014 ECRG led research seminar- and also CEJ led research seminar

Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants, in the two research cluster groups and by doctoral students within the two research clusters. Open to other doctoral and pre-doctoral students).

2 July 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Doctoral Student and Staff Research Presentations and Discussion

Possible other Forthcoming CEJ speakers …

Spyros Themelis (University of East Anglia, Norwich),

Nicki Spawls (Middlesex University),

Grant Banfield (Flinders University, South Australia)

Preparing for the BERA (British Education Research Association) annual conference  at the London Institute of Education, Sept 2014) and preparing for the 4th ICCE (International Conference on Critical Education) conference being held Jun23-26 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A series of very mini-presentations by CEJ and ECRG members in preparation for BERA 2014 and ICCE 2014

The joint cluster will organise two or three symposia for / including/ comprising ARU colleagues at BERA 2014 (in London) 23-25 Sept. 2014 and at the ICCE (in Thessaloniki, Greece) 23-25 June 2014, and at various of the joint cluster sessions (CEJ-EYRG) colleagues will be able to present ideas, drafts, problems at the regular fortnightly Weds pm (4.40-6.30) sessions in a supportive and non-intimidating atmosphere.

Many thanks. Dr Paulette Luff (co-convenor, with Dr Chris Such) Early Childhood Research Group (ECRG), and Professor Dave Hill (co-convenor with Polina Chrysochou) Critical Education and Justice Research Cluster (CEJ)

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

Dave Hill

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