Schooling in the Age of Austerity: Urban Education and the Struggle for Democratic Life (New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics)

Schooling in the Age of Austerity: Urban Education and the Struggle for Democratic Life (New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics)

By: Alexander J. Means (author)Paperback

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Through a case study in a Chicago public school, Means demonstrates that, despite the fragmentation of human security in low-income and racially segregated public schools, there exist positive social relations, knowledge, and desire for change that can be built upon to promote more secure and equitable democratic futures for young people.

About Author

ALEXANDER J. MEANS is a graduate of the PhD program in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada. He currently teaches in the Department of Sociology at Trent University in Ontario, Canada and in the Department of Education at Concordia University in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Contents

Introduction: Schooling in a Time of Crisis and Austerity PART I: NEOLIBERAL SCHOOLING AND THE POLITICS OF SECURITY Securing Precarious Urban Futures Chicago and the Management of Social Research PART II: NARRATIVES OF ENCLOSURE AND POSSIBILITY Learning by Dispossession: Objective Violence and Educational Failure Criminality or Sociality: A Zero Sum Game? Searching for Human Security and Citizenship Conclusion: Public Schooling for a Common Security

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137032041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9781137032041
  • weight: 2916
  • ISBN10: 1137032049

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