Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

On Marxist Critical Ethnography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_274


First of all, my sincere thanks to the editorial team for inviting me to submit this chapter for publication in the present volume. In this entry, I will try to explore the connections between research and practice from a critical pedagogical perspective. Such connections are less frequently commented on than they should be, and this entry aims to make a contribution. It concerns policies regarding education research and its drivers, and pertains specifically to one mode of inquiry, that of educational ethnography, and its potential to provide a powerful critique of the operation of power and intentions to control societal and cognitive rhythms through dominant (i.e., white supremacist, hegemonic) ideologies emanating from the standardized knowledge industry and values of Anglo-centric capitalism (Malott 2010). The argument of this entry is that it is this kind of critique of how power is infused into education that should be the main democratic driving force of...

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  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden