Invasion, alienation, and imperialist nostalgia: Overcoming the necrophilous nature of neoliberal schools

  • The authors present a materialist analysis of the effects of neoliberalism in education. Specifically, they contend that neoliberalism is a form of cultural invasion that begets necrophilia. Neoliberalism is necrophilous in promoting a cultural desire to fix fluid systems and processes. Such desire manufactures both individuals known and culturally felt experiences of alienation which are, it is argued, symptomatic of an imperialist nostalgia that permeates educational policy and practice. The authors point to >unschooling in schools< as a mechanism for resisting the necrophilous tendencies of contemporary formations of education.

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Author:John E. Petrovic, Kuntz Kuntz
Parent Title (English):Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016, pp. 1-13.
Document Type:Articles
Year of first Publication:2016
Release Date:2022/05/04
Format:PDF-file upon request / PDF-Datei auf Anfrage
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