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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 […]

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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.