Class theory, education and the challenge of postmodernism

John Davies
Vol 14, Number 1, p.61
Postmodernism offers important theoretical insights into the social and educational worlds, and therefore warrants serious consideration. Yet, because of its spirited critique of marxism, the response of marxists to postmodernism has been dismissive. It is the opinion of this paper that rather than write off postmodernism, and the educational implications which flow from it, in peremptory fashion, marxists, together with those interested in class theory in general, would benefit from a serious engagement with this literature. This is the case even though, in overall terms, postmodernism is deeply theoretically flawed.