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ERIC Number: EJ1037130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Understanding the Limits of Marxist Approaches to Sociocultural Studies of Science Education
Lima, Paulo, Jr.; Ostermann, Fernanda; Rezende, Flavia
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v9 n3 p591-597 Sep 2014
In the first three sections of this paper we comment on some of the ideas developed in the forum papers, pointing out possible misunderstandings and constructing new explanations that clarify arguments we made in the original article. In the last section we expand the discussion raised in the original paper, elaborating on the limits of the use of Marxist approaches to sociocultural studies of science education. Following insights suggested by Loxley et al. ("Cult Stud Sci Edu." doi:10.1007/s11422-013-9554-z, 2013) and detailed by Zuss ("Cult Stud Sci Edu," 2014) on the commodification of knowledge, we sketch an analysis of how knowledge is transformed into capital to understand why contemporary scholars are likely to be engaged in a relation of production that resembles capitalist exploitation.
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Language: English
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