Tag Archives: Marx

Ukraine and the Struggle to be Human

Ukranian-born Marxist humanist, Raya Dunayevskaya (1910–1987) Over the span of several weeks, I have published a number of articles on the war in Ukraine and with reference to Ukraine in several others dealing with structural racism, fascism and the American political scene. I have forcefully supported Ukraine’s defensive war against Russia’s fully-fledged mass-casualty invasion (it’s […]

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McLaren, P. (2022). Ukraine and the Struggle to be Human. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/ukraine-and-the-struggle-to-be-human/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Some Final Considerations Regarding the Invasion of Ukraine

Lessons from the Marxist Humanists

My own politics was forged in the crucible of 1968. I was 19 years old. It was the year I left my suburban home in Willowdale, Toronto, to join the hippies protesting the Vietnam War in the United States. I had grown tired of my classes on Chaucer, Beowulf, and Elizabethan drama at the University […]

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McLaren, P. (2022). Some Final Considerations Regarding the Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons from the Marxist Humanists. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/some-final-considerations-regarding-the-invasion-of-ukraine/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Encountering Education

Elements for a Marxist Pedagogy

This book is available open-access here. It is to be launched at a webinar on April 16: register here. It is common knowledge that Marx insisted philosophers should not just interpret the world but change it. Yet many forget, repress, or bypass (for various material and theoretical reasons) the direction toward which he wanted to change […]

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Ford, D. R. (2022). Encountering Education: Elements for a Marxist Pedagogy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/encountering-education/

Derek R. Ford

Derek R. Ford is assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, where they teach and research about the connection between educational theory and contemporary politics. They’re primarily concerned with ways that pedagogy can help us reimagine and reenact our ways of being together in the world. Their work has appeared in a range of academic journals, including Cultural Politics, Educational Philosophy and Theory and Contemporary Music Review. They’ve published six books, including Politics and Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Insurgent Philosophy and Praxis. Outside of the academy, Ford is an organiser with the ANSWER Coalition and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. They’re the education department chair at the Hampton Institute (a working-class think tank) and editor of Liberation School. Their popular work has appeared in Black Agenda Report, Monthly Review, Popular Resistance and other publications.

Marx, Althusser, Philosophy and Philosophy of Education

An opinion piece inspired by David Neilsen on "Reading Marx again"

The spectre of Althusser weighs like a nightmare on the minds of living Marxists. So writes living Marxist David Neilson, cleverly riffing on Karl Marx’s famous aphorism: ‘The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.’ But Neilsen has a problem with this. I am a living […]

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Harris, K. (2021). Marx, Althusser, Philosophy and Philosophy of Education: An opinion piece inspired by David Neilsen on "Reading Marx again." PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/marx-althusser-philosophy-and-philosophy-of-education/

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris is Emeritus Professor of Education at Macquarie University. He notes that he is enjoying retirement. He writes:

I have previously romanticised myself sufficiently; those interested can look up Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(5), 450-463. I am now going on 84 and, with apologies to Shakespeare and Keats, I now ‘suffer the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to’: that is all ye need to know.

Interview with Michael Apple: The biography of a public intellectual

Part 1: From the beginning –A ‘red diaper baby'

Originally published: Peters, M. A. (2015). Interview with Michael Apple: The biography of a public intellectual. Open Review of Educational Research, 2(1), 105-117. DOI: 10.1080/23265507.2015.1010174

Part 1: From the beginning—A red diaper baby If I do want to continue being a critical scholar/activist, being organic—with all of the tensions, joy, and at times very real sacrifices that this entails—I have to see myself as an ongoing project. Michael W. Apple (2015) Introduction – Michael Peters (MP): This interview is a source […]

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Apple, M. W., & Peters, M. A. (2020). Interview with Michael Apple: The biography of a public intellectual: Part 1: From the beginning –A ‘red diaper baby.' PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/interview-with-michael-apple-the-biography-of-a-public-intellectual/

Michael W. Apple

Michael W. Apple is Hui Yan Chair Distinguished Professor of Education, Beijing Normal University; John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He is one of the foremost educational theorists in the world and a public intellectual and activist-theorist who is deeply committed to empowerment and transformation of people through education. He has worked with governments, researchers, unions, political movements, and dissident groups around the world on building more critically democratic research, policies, and practices in education, making major contributions to the fields of cultural politics, curriculum theory and research, and critical teaching.

 

Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters (FRSNZ)  is a New Zealander and is currently Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University, and Emeritus Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has Honorary Doctorates from Aalborg University, Denmark and SUNY, New York. Michael is Editor-in Chief of Educational Philosophy and Theory and Beijing International Review of Education (Brill). He is founding editor of Policy Futures in Education (Sage); E-Learning & Digital Media (Sage); Knowledge Cultures (Addleton); Open Review of Educational Research (Taylor & Francis); Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (Brill) and on the board of many other journals and book series. Michael has written over 100 books and many journal articles on a wide range of topics and has worked with and mentored many younger scholars.