ERIC Number: EJ1051034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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Reference Count: 56
Education Policy as Proto-Fascism: The Aesthetics of Racial Neo-Liberalism
Webb, P. Taylor; Gulson, Kalervo N.
Journal of Pedagogy, v2 n2 p173-194 Dec 2011
We argue that neo-liberal educational policy has emerged as a proto-fascist governmentality. This contemporary technology relies on State racisms and racial orderings manifested from earlier liberal and neo-liberal practices of biopower. As a proto-fascist technology, education policy, and school choice policies in particular, operate within a racial aesthetics that connects ultra-nationalisms with microfascisms of racialized bodies. We discuss historical examples of liberal school segregation and residential schools in relation to contemporary examples of chartered ethnic-identity schools to illustrate the complexities of proto-fascist education policy.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Racial Bias, School Choice, Aesthetics, School Segregation, Educational History, Residential Schools, Ethnicity, Authoritarianism, Political Attitudes, World History, Politics of Education
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