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The State and the Politics of Knowledge

by Michael W. Apple

The State and the Politics of Knowledge Synopsis

The State and the Politics of Knowledge extends the insightful arguments Michael Apple provided in Educating the Right Way in new and truly international directions. Arguing that schooling is, by definition, political, Apple and his co-authors move beyond a critical analysis to describe numerous ways of interrupting dominance and creating truly democratic and realistic alternatives to the ways markets, standards, testing, and a limited vision of religion are now being pressed into schools.

The State and the Politics of Knowledge Press Reviews

This volume could not have arrived at a more important time. In a period in which critical scholarship on the state and education has all but atrophied, Michael Apple and his collaborators shed new light and sustained depth of insight on the complexity of state involvement in the organization of knowledge in educational institutions in the new millennium. Throughout, contributors to The State and the Politics of Knowledge offer lucidity, reflexivity, and illumination as they integrate theory, empirical details, and policy analysis in these absorbing accounts of state involvement in the educational enterprise. The State and the Politics of Knowledge is a landmark volume in a time when radical scholarship on educational issues is experiencing a recession of intellectual value, relevance, and influence. A volume of this sort is long overdue. -Cameron McCarthy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scholars, educators, and activists searching for a serious and insightful book that weaves critical educational theory together with empirical and historical data, policy analysis, and a transnational focus will greatly appreciate what Apple and his co-authors have to say in The State and the Politics of Knowledge. By bringing powerful social theories into conversation with the complex and contradictory educational experiences in very diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts, Apple and his colleagues have begun to build the theoretical explanations needed to challenge and interrupt dominance. -Amy Stuart Wells, Teachers College-Columbia University Reading Apple is rather like taking part in an erudite conversation. One is stimulated, challenged, and educatedand eager to talk back. This book, written with students and other collaborators, builds upon and extends Apple's formidable analysis of state/education relations and the politics of identity, subjectivity, and knowledge. Here these concerns are set in a global perspective with chapters from locations as diverse as Korea, Scandinavia, the U.S.A., and Polynesia, but without losing coherence or credibility. Wide-ranging, ambitious, and compelling, The State and the Politics of Knowledge is a considerable achievement, and important book. -Stephen J. Ball, University of London

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415935128
Publication date: 28th March 2003
Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 268 pages
Categories: Political structure & processes, Philosophy & theory of education,

About Michael W. Apple

Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has recently been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association and his book, Ideology and Curriculum (Routledge 1990), was voted one of the top twenty books on education in the twentieth century.

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