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ERIC Number: EJ1047430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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 n4 p1001-1007 Dec 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 Educ." doi: 10.1007/s11422-013-9554-z, 2013) and detailed by Zuss ("Cult Stud Sci Educ." doi: 10.1007/s11422-013-9555-y, 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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