Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745336381 Published February 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745336435 Published April 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Revolutionary Learning

Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge

Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab

Revolutionary Learning

Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab

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160 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745336381 Published February 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745336435 Published April 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Going beyond previous books on Marxism and education, Revolutionary Learning is a groundbreaking collection of essays exploring the Marxist and feminist theories of education and learning. Scholar-activists Sara Carpenter and Sharazad Mojab closely examine the core philosophical concepts behind Marxist analysis of learning and extend its critique with significant implications for critical education scholarship, research, and practice by drawing upon work by feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial scholars. 
 
They reconsider the contributions of Marx, Gramsci, and Freire to educational theory from an explicitly feminist perspective, moving Marxist analysis of education into a more complex relation to patriarchal and imperialist capitalism. Their distinctive approach focuses on the nature of schooling and educational institutions, and pushes past previous literature on Marxist-feminism.
 
Revolutionary Learning’s significance lies not only in its contribution to theory, but also in its engagement with pedagogical practice through careful attention to the daily work of educators and how this can be connected to the broader environment of public policy, civil society, and the market. 
 

Review Quotes
Aziz Choudry, McGill University
"'What is critical about critical education?' ask Carpenter and Mojab in this tremendously insightful, compelling book which promises to revolutionize thinking around adult learning and education. But more than this, Revolutionary Learning offers readers carefully-crafted, sharpened tools of social analysis with which to dissect, theorize, resist and transform capitalist social relations, challenging us to re-imagine horizons of possibility that can lead to genuine human emancipation."
Kumkum Sangari, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Revolutionary Learning addresses the totality of capitalist social relations through a theoretical and historical lens, offering a fresh analysis of abstraction, ideology and critical consciousness in ways that could infuse concepts of pedagogy to advance critical education and Marxist feminist revolutionary praxis. The brilliant exposition of 'learning by dispossession' speaks to the occluded co-constitution of contemporary geopolitical realities."
John Holst, University of St Thomas
"This latest text by Carpenter and Mojab–following on their groundbreaking edited text, Educating from Marx–stands as a milestone in their impressive effort to establish a Marxist Feminist trend in Adult Education scholarship. Revolutionary Learning is superbly written and invites the reader into an engaging exchange on the most important theoretical development in our field today."
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