Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745399850 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399874 Published February 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Making Workers

Radical Geographies of Education

Katharyne Mitchell

Making Workers

Katharyne Mitchell

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745399850 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399874 Published February 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
As neoliberalist logic sinks deeper into our society with each passing year, its impact on the education system increases. In Making Workers, Katharyne Mitchell argues that education, in a context of shifting spaces, narratives, actors, and values, plays a critical role in the social and political formation of youth. She argues that education is undergoing an imperative shift towards individual choice—in schools, faculty, technology, and curricula—that if unchecked will only further entrench the position of the private sector. Through a vibrant analysis of the effects of neoliberalism on education systems in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, Mitchell presents us with an in-depth look at the possibilities and challenges for resistance
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Seires Preface
Part I: Geographies of Work and Education
1 Spatial Divisions of Labor and the Search for Jobs
2 Creating the Entrepreneurial Child
Part II: Flexible Work, Strategic Workers
3 From Multicultural Citizen to Global Businessman
4 Geographies of Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy co-authored with Key MacFarlane
5 Global Restructuring and Challenges to Citizenship
Part III: The Reform Coalition
6 Market Philanthropy in Education
7 The Choice Machine and the Road to privatization co-authored with Key MacFarlane
Part IV: Geographies of Resistance, Acts of Citizenship
8 Taking Back Our Schools and Cities
9 conclusion: Paying Deep Attention
Notes
Index
 
Review Quotes
Kris Olds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“An exemplary analysis of the structural forces, networks, discourses, and practices shaping educational systems from compulsory education through to higher education, including life-long learning. Given the importance of education systems to the production of citizens as well as the work-force, Mitchell’s book is a must-read for all interested in the future of economy and society.”
 
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