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Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

Series Editor: Dave Hill

Neoliberalism is degrading and destroying public education systems globally. The local characteristics may vary, the results are common - increased inequalities in schooling, vocational and higher education, inferior work conditions for teachers and faculty, and detheorized and technicized delivery systems of increasing conservative curricula at all levels of education. Neoliberalism - marketization, privatization, pre-privatization, commodification - is increasingly accompanied by forms of authoritarian conservatism - secular in some countries, religious in others - with increased control, surveillance, and forced abandonment of critique. Such neoliberal and conservative assaults on public education and on broader aims than those which are couched purely in terms of economic/human capital - meet with increased resistance by students, teachers, communities, social movements, and in some countries, political parties.

The Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism series features books by new as well as established scholars that throw a harsh spotlight on the conditions under which education currently labors and offers analysis, hope, and resistance in the name of more collective, egalitarian education for social and for economic justice.

New and Published Books

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  1. Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities

    Edited by Julia Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    As the economy constricts, it seems living with a chronic sense of fear and anxiety is the new normal for a growing number of urban females. Many females are susceptible to victimization by cumulative strands of violence in school, their communities, families and partnerships. Exposure to violence...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Hegemony and Education Under Neoliberalism

    Insights from Gramsci

    By Peter Mayo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Based in a holistic exposition and appraisal of Gramsci’s writings that are of relevance to education in neoliberal times, this book--rather than simply applying Gramsci's theories to issues in education--argues that education constitutes the leitmotif of his entire oeuvre and lies at the heart of...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Underprivileged School Children and the Assault on Dignity

    Policy Challenges and Resistance

    Edited by Julia Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Every day, children living in low-income communities have no choice but to grow up in a climate where they experience multiple unending assaults to their sense of dignity. This volume applies theoretical and historical insights to think through the increasingly undignified realities of life in...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Colonized Schooling Exposed

    Progressive Voices for Transformative Educational and Social Change

    By Pierre Orelus, Curry Malott, Romina Pacheco

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    This book presents a novel perspective on neocolonialism, education and other related issues. It unveils the effects of neocolonialism on the learning and well-being of students and workers, including marginalized groups such as Native Americans, Latino/as, and African Americans. It is a collection...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Gates Foundation and the Future of US “Public” Schools

    Edited by Philip E. Kovacs

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    There has been much public praise for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to reform public education. However, few scholars have engaged substantively and critically with the organization’s work. While the Gates Foundation is the single largest supporter by far of "choice" initiatives...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education

    Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers' Rights

    Edited by Dave Hill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Advancing a powerful critique of neoliberalized education in many of the rich countries of the world (USA, Canada, Finland, Greece, Israel, Japan, England and Wales, and others), the chapters in this book, written by an international array of acclaimed and emerging radical educators and policy...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Contesting Neoliberal Education

    Public Resistance and Collective Advance

    Edited by Dave Hill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Neoliberal education policies have privatised, marketised, decentralized, controlled and surveilled, managed according to the business and control principles of new public managerialism, attacked the rights and conditions of education workers, and resulted in a loss of democracy, critique and...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences

    Edited by Dave Hill, Ravi Kumar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    In this groundbreaking critique of neoliberalism in schooling and education, an international cast of education policy analysts, educational activists and scholars deftly analyze the ideologies underlying the global, national and local neoliberalisation of schooling and education. &...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Developing World and State Education

    Neoliberal Depredation and Egalitarian Alternatives

    Edited by Dave Hill, Ellen Rosskam

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Neoliberalism

    Neoliberalism has had a major impact on schooling and education in the Developing World, with social repercussions that have affected the salaries of teachers, the number and type of potential students, the availability of education, the cost of education, and more. This edited collection argues...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

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