ERIC Number: EJ1178481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Invasion, Alienation, and Imperialist Nostalgia: Overcoming the Necrophilous Nature of Neoliberal Schools
Petrovic, John E.; Kuntz, Aaron M.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n10 p957-969 2018
The authors present a materialist analysis of the effects of neoliberalism in education. Specifically, they contend that neoliberalism is a form of cultural invasion that begets necrophilia. Neoliberalism is necrophilous in promoting a cultural desire to fix fluid systems and processes. Such desire manufactures both individuals known and culturally felt experiences of alienation which are, it is argued, symptomatic of an imperialist nostalgia that permeates educational policy and practice. The authors point to 'unschooling in schools' as a mechanism for resisting the necrophilous tendencies of contemporary formations of education.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Alienation, Cultural Influences, Political Attitudes, Social Systems, Violence, Attachment Behavior
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