This book offers a scathing critique of the Bush Jr. administration and its drive for world domination, while also challenging conservative and liberal positions on global capitalism, the war in Iraq, the concept of democracy and political agency, and the role of public schooling. Capitalists and Conquerors offers readers a bold new socialist vision upon which to build an alternative to capitalism.
A renowned Marxist-humanist philosopher and social theorist, and one of the architects of the field that has come to be known internationally as critical pedagogy, Peter McLaren is one of the most influential and respected educationalists in the world today. A professor of urban education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, he is the author and editor of over forty books that have been translated into fifteen languages.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Capitalists and Conquers: An Introduction Part 3 Part I: The Future of Critical Pedagogy Chapter 4 Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization Chapter 5 Revolutionary Pedagogy in Postrevolutionary Times: Rethinking the Political Economy of Critical Education Part 6 Part II: On Class, Culture, and Difference Chapter 7 Paul Willis, Class Consciousness, and Critical Pedagogy: Toward a Socialist Future Chapter 8 After the Box People: The Labor-Capital Relation as Class Constitution and Its Consequences for Marxist Educational Theory and Human Resistance Chapter 9 Revolutionary Ecologies: Ecosocialism and Critical Pedagogy Part 10 Part III: Neocons and Neoliberalism Chapter 11 The Legend of the Bush Gang: Imperialism, War, and Propaganda Chapter 12 The Dialectics of Terrorism: A Marxist Riposte Chapter 13 God's Cowboy Warrior: Chrisitianity, Globalization, and the False Prophets of Imperialism Chapter 14 Postscript