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ERIC Number: EJ814799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
"Neoliberal Spatial Technologies": On the Practices of Educational Policy Change
Gulson, Kalervo N.
Critical Studies in Education, v48 n2 p179-195 Sep 2007
This paper explores the spatial dimensions of neoliberalism, in relation to educational policy change in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia. It offers a response to Peck and Tickell's challenge that studies of neoliberalism are often undertaken as discrete macro- or micro-analyses without attention to the links between, and across, these scales. The paper posits the notion of "neoliberal spatial technologies," a bricolage of neoliberalism, governmentality and relational space, to contribute to cross-scalar understandings of neoliberalism in relation to inner-city educational policy change. An adumbrated analysis is presented of the practices surrounding the outcome of educational policy change in inner-Sydney. The paper concludes that these practices, drawing on discourses of neoliberalism and relational space, constitute particular students as possible neoliberal educational subjects. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia