Gramsci and Educational Thought (Google eBook)

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Peter Mayo
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 19, 2010 - Philosophy - 168 pages
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Through a series of writings from international scholars, Gramsci and Educational Thought pays tribute to the educational influence of Antonio Gramsci, considered one of the greatest social thinkers and political theorists of the 20th century.
  • Represents sound social theory and a broad application and reinvention of Gramsciís ideas
  • Covers important areas such as language and education, community education, and social work education
  • Features perspectives from different geographical contexts

  

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Contents

1 A Brief Commentary on the HegelianMarxist Origins of Gramscis Philosophy of Praxis
5
2 Antonio Gramsci and his Relevance tothe Education of Adults
21
3 The Revolutionary Party in GramscisPrePrison Educational and PoliticalTheory and Practice
38
4 Introducing Giovanni Gentilethe Philosopher of Fascism
57
5 Global English Hegemony andEducation Lessons from Gramsci
78
6 Antonio Gramsci and FeminismThe elusive nature of power
100
7 Towards a Political Theory of SocialWork and Education
114
8 Gramscian Thought and BrazilianEducation
127
Index
146
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About the author (2010)

Peter Mayo is Professor of Adult Education and Sociology of Education and Head, Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta. He is the author of several books, including Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education (1999) and Liberating Praxis: Paulo Freireís Legacy for Radical Education and Politics, which won a 2005 AESA Critics Choice Award.

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