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Education and Political Subjectivity in Neoliberal Times and Places: Emergences of norms and possibilities
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (pedagogiskt arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5296-6275
Department for Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Education and Political Subjectivities in Neoliberal Times and Places investigates the conditions and possibilities for political subjectivities to emerge in international educational contexts, where neoliberal norms are repeated, performed and transformed.

Through demonstrating the possibility of political subjectivities, this book argues that neoliberalism should neither be considered post-political, nor a natural law by which educational practices have to abide.

This book considers how political subjectivities are made possible in education in spite of dominant neoliberal  norms. Chapters address key theoretical discussions surrounding these different, sometimes contradicting, norms and their relationship to education, economy and politics. This innovative approach considers diverse educational and political initiatives in the wake of new public management, postcolonial perspectives on neoliberal education, and educational practices and critical possibilities. The book advocates understanding and enacting democracy as an experiment, based on the conception that democracy is constantly constructed and constitutes a transformative process in society in general as well as in education.

 This book advances the argument that there is still room for political subjectivity in spite of the dominance of neoliberal educational governance. It will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of higher education, education policy and politics, sociology of education and comparative and international education, as well as those interested in neoliberalism, new public management, and inequality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016, 1. , 140 p.
Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132370ISBN: 9781138962880 (print)ISBN: 978131565138 (eBook) (print)OAI: diva2:1044181
Class in neoliberal education discourses
Swedish Research Council, VR 721-2009-6173
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2016-12-09Bibliographically approved

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