Critical Race Theory and Education

A Marxist Response

  • Mike Cole

Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book, now in its second edition, focuses on the challenge to Marxism posed by Critical Race Theory as this relates to educational theory, policy, and practices with respect to both the US and UK. Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the realm of Education has a long history in the US, and is now a burgeoning field of inquiry in the UK. Critical Race Theory and Education is the first book-length response to CRT from a Marxist perspective and looks at CRT's origins in Critical Legal Studies, critiques the work of major US and UK Critical Race theorists, and also looks at some of CRT's strengths. CRT and Marxism are contextualized with respect to both neo-liberal global capitalism and imperialism and to anti-racist socialist developments in South America. The book concludes with some suggestions for classroom practice.

Keywords

classroom practice education educational theory imperialism Marx marxism race socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Mike Cole
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95079-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95078-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95079-9
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