Education in the Age of Biocapitalism

Optimizing Educational Life for a Flat World

Author: Clayton Pierce

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137027819

Category: Education

Page: 211

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"This book is an in-depth examination of the growing alignment between powerful global bioindustries and education reform in the U.S. Utilizing a biopolitical methodology, the book focuses on how value-added measures and other neoliberal strategies embedded in policies such as 'race to the top' are involving schools in a project to manage and regulate educational life for competing in a new 'flat world'. Understanding the educational present, this work argues, requires individuals to consider what advanced industrialized nations across the globe are viewing as the future. Biocapitalist development in areas such as genetic engineering, drug therapies, and cellular cloning is the promissory future driving nations like the U.S. to out-compete and out-educate one another at any cost. This book assesses the implications for education in the biocapitalist era and points to alternative futures not based on such a vision of life and its productive potential"--
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From Political Economy to Economics through Nineteenth-Century Literature

Reclaiming the Social

Author: Elaine Hadley,Audrey Jaffe,Sarah Winter

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030241580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Focusing on the transition from political economy to economics, this volume seeks to restore social content to economic abstractions through readings of nineteenth-century British and American literature. The essays gathered here, by new as well as established scholars of literature and economics, link important nineteenth-century texts and histories with present-day issues such as exploitation, income inequality, globalization, energy consumption, property ownership and rent, human capital, corporate power, and environmental degradation. Organized according to key concepts for future research, the collection has a clear interdisciplinary, humanities approach and international reach. These diverse essays will interest students and scholars in literature, history, political science, economics, sociology, law, and cultural studies, in addition to readers generally interested in the Victorian period.
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Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School

From School Ground to Battle Ground

Author: Brooke Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137357630

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Taking military charter schools as her subject, and drawing on years of research at one school in particular, Brooke Johnson explores the underpinings of a culture based on militarization and neoliberal educational reforms and probes its effects on individual identity and social interactions at the school.
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Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature

Worldly Teaching

Author: Masood Ashraf Raja,Hillary Stringer,Zach VandeZande

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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In one volume, this edited collection provides both a theoretical and praxis-driven engagement with teaching world literature, focusing on various aspects of critical pedagogy. Included are nine praxis-driven essays by instructors who have taught world literature courses at the university level.
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