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New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics

Neoliberal Education and the Redefinition of Democratic Practice in Chicago

Authors: Taylor, Kendall A.

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  • Analyzes neoliberalism and the ways it is able to transform the public sphere as well as what this means for social movements resisting the omnipresent influence of neoliberal logic
  • Argues that using the language of democracy to push anti-democratic policies is not just a cynical attempt to sell unpopular policies but rather signifies a redefinition of democratic practices and understanding under neoliberalism
  • Uses Chicago school reform efforts to show that current struggles are not over reform policies but instead over the meaning of democracy in neoliberal times
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The book uses Chicago as a case study to examine the cultural politics surrounding neoliberal education policy in general and the concomitant alterations to democratic practice in particular. After juxtaposing the numerous failures of neoliberal education policy and the language of democratic norms used by those who continually double-down on these same policies, it examines four distinct but related policy arenas. Each chapter begins with a vignette of a particular example of the neoliberal education policy in action. Taken together, Taylor illuminates the anti-democratic nature of neoliberal education policy and the toll it takes on democratic practice in urban space. The book concludes with a discussion of what resistance might look like in spaces which co-opt democratic concepts for anti-democratic ends.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Democracy and the Doubling-Down of Neoliberal Reform Failure

    Pages 1-25

    Taylor, Kendall A.

  • Shifting Rationalities and Multiple Democracies: The New Meanings of Neoliberal Democracy

    Pages 27-46

    Taylor, Kendall A.

  • Differential Citizenship in Neoliberal Chicago: School Reform and the Production of Antidemocratic Space

    Pages 47-67

    Taylor, Kendall A.

  • A Strike by Any Other Name…: Democratic Education and the Language of Hegemony

    Pages 69-88

    Taylor, Kendall A.

  • The Dissolution of Trust: Coercion and Chicago’s Integral State

    Pages 89-106

    Taylor, Kendall A.

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98950-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98949-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07549-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberal Education and the Redefinition of Democratic Practice in Chicago
Authors
Series Title
New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98950-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98950-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98949-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07549-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 169
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