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ERIC Number: EJ1033336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Neoliberalism, Immiseration Capitalism and the Historical Urgency of a Socialist Education
Malott, Curry; Hill, Dave; Banfield, Grant
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n4 p1-24 Nov 2013
In this paper we employ the concept of "Immiseration Capitalism" to indicate a systematic tendency of Capital to heap the "accumulation of misery" on the lives of the producing class while at the same time delivering great wealth to the hands of its own appropriating class. Neoliberalism is described as a specific political project within the history of class struggle that has seen the reassertion of the dominance of Capital over Labour and the vast bulk of humanity. We argue that these times bring with them concrete possibilities and a historical urgency to transcend capitalist social relations. Socialist education has a significant revolutionary role to play in this urgency: in the burden of our historical time.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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