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ERIC Number: EJ1109851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Globalization, Democracy, and Social Movements: The Educational Potential of Activism
Hytten, Kathy
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n10 p981-996 2016
In this essay, I explore the contemporary value of John Dewey's conception of democracy to addressing the challenges of neoliberal globalization. I begin by describing his vision of democracy as a way of life that requires habits of experimentalism, pluralism, and hope. I then suggest that contemporary forms of mobilization, resistance, and insurgency--specifically, alter globalization activism, the Occupy Movement, and the Forward Together Moral Movement in North Carolina--model aspects of Deweyan democracy that are especially important for our times. These forms of civic activism can help reinvigorate Dewey's vision of democracy as rich, deep, participatory, and creative. I argue a significant value of these movements is the democratic habits and ways of life they encourage and support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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