Tag Archives: Marxism

The Risks of Omnicide Escalate as War Intensifies in Ukraine

Many observers of the war in Ukraine sincerely believe that they have a clear and convincing answer to why the war is being fought, what accounts for its dominant ontology of violence, and who is benefiting from the ensuing conflagration that entails grave socio-political, ethical, and environmental consequences devasting for the entire world. This war […]

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.

Marxism, Pedagogy and the General Intellect:

Beyond the Knowledge Economy

From the Grasping Drive of Learning to the Resistance of Stupidity While providing a point of entry into knowledge economy discourse is a main aim of Marxism, Pedagogy, and the General Intellect, this ultimately serves as the groundwork for Derek Ford to draw out and question the underlying and often unassumed pedagogical assumptions that exist […]

Full Citation Information:
Ford, D. R. (2021). Marxism, Pedagogy and the General Intellect:: Beyond the Knowledge Economy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/ideas/marxism-pedagogy-and-the-general-intellect/
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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.

Pesa Pen Picture Series: Bob Mackie

If, in the Sydney inner-western suburb of Glebe in the 1970s, you met someone who was wearing a Lenin-type cap and who addressed you with the salutation ‘Greetings, comrade,’ it was highly likely that you had run into Bob Mackie. And if you had, then it was even more likely that you were in for […]

Full Citation Information:
Harris, K. (2021). Pesa Pen Picture Series: Bob Mackie. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/pesa-pen-picture-series-bob-mackie/

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.