Public Education in Capitalism: A Marxist Perspective
What do Marx and Marxism have to say about education? How can teachers use Marxism to help frame the way we think about our role in the classroom and in society, and how can we fight against neoliberal attacks as well as for the education system teachers and students deserve?
Gabriela Lamelas PazOctober 31, 2016
Althusser vs. Althusser
Louis Althusser (1918-1990), the French philosopher born in Algeria, is one of the main intellectual figures of European Marxism in the post-World War II era. A member of the French Communist Party, and a supporter, in his own way, of Maoism, he is known as the main proponent of what was called the “structural Marxist” school of thought. Some of his concepts were incorporated into the social sciences. Two examples that are fairly well-known are the terms overdetermination and ideological state apparatuses.
Juan Dal MasoOctober 28, 2016
What’s Next After Postmodernism?
British literary theorist Terry Eagleton discusses literary theory in connection to broader political and historical trends, and the persistence of Marxism. What do culture, art, and theory express in the current context of crisis, renewed class struggle, and retreat of postmodernism--and what is their potential role?
Terry EagletonJuly 7, 2016