Knowledge, Power, and Education
The Selected Works of Michael W. Apple
Edited by Michael W. Apple
Routledge – 2013 – 288 pages
Series: World Library of Educationalists
For more than three decades, Michael W. Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching, and power in education. His germinal Ideology and Curriculum was a watershed title in critical education studies, and has remained in print since its publication in 1979. The more than two dozen books and hundreds of papers, articles, and chapters published since have likewise all contributed to a greater understanding of the relationship between and among the economy, political, and cultural power in society on the one hand "and the ways in which education is thought about, organized, and evaluated" on the other.
In this collection, Apple brings together 13 of his key writings in one place, providing an overview not just of his own career, but of the larger development of the field. A new introduction re- examines the scope of his work and his earlier arguments, and reflects on what remains to be done for those committed to critical education.
"…these books (Can Education Change Society? and Knowledge, Power, and Education) together reminds us that all our individual and local counter-hegemonic efforts in our own colleges, departments, and home communities need to reach out to similar and more regional and national movements. It is the only through such efforts of counter-hegemonic extension that "decentered unities"� are formed and Badiouian events occur. Although Badiouian events appear to happen suddenly and out of nowhere, in fact they typically follow years and decades (sometime centuries) of counter-hegemonic struggle.Apple's body of work, generally, and his most recent two books in particular, are a reminder and guide to the "realization of the importance of understanding the connections amoung intersecting power relations and working toward the long-term goals involved in building [what Williams called] 'the long revolution'" - Hans G Despain, Nichols College Massachusetts, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
On Being a Scholar/Activist: An Introduction to Knowledge, Power, and Education
On Analyzing Hegemony
Commonsense Categories and the Politics of Labeling
Seeing Education Relationally: The Stratification of Culture and People in the Sociology of School Knowledge (with Lois Weis)
Curricular Form and the Logic of Technical Control: Commodification Returns
Controlling the Work of Teachers
The Other Side of the Hidden Curriculum: Culture as Lived
The Culture and Commerce of the Textbook
Cultural Politics and the Text
Consuming the Other: Whiteness, Education, and Cheap French Fries
The Politics of Official Knowledge: Does a National Curriculum Make Sense?
Producing Inequalities: Conservative Modernization in Policy and Practice
We Are the New Oppressed: Gender, Culture, and the Work of Home Schooling
Global Crises, Social Justice, and Teacher Education
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriuclum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.