Class, Race and Education
With the onset of Austerity Capitalism and Immiseration Capitalism, and with the increasing commodification, marketisation and privatisation of society and of education, Marxist Theory and Marxist Education Theory have taken on a new urgency. This is particularly so in the face of the 'class war from above', in which bankers and the capitalist class gets ever richer, while the living standards, public and formerly public institutions and the material conditions of life are diminished and degraded.
In this collection of essays, written from a classical Marxist perspective, and fired with a cold anger and incisive analysis, Dave Hill lays bare how the capitalist class and their often unwitting helpers in the knowledge industry/academia, use ideological (and repressive) state apparatuses, such as education, to divide, disarm and demoralise critical, Marxist analysis and activism.
In this powerful collection, Dave Hill, catalogues and castigates capitalist/pro-capitalist depredation both within the academy, within classrooms and within society. But in this volume, there is more than critique – there is a call to action, a call for anger and analysis, a demand for theoretically informed practice in the different arenas of Resistance.