One primary difficulty of wrestling with ideology is that we are already within it. This is particularly true when it comes to education. Educational institutions, while they pretend to be “neutral,” just contributing to the potential “success” of their wards, actually operate very systematically to produce docile workers and passive political subjects. This does not mean that a revolutionary educational project is not possible. But it does mean that any such project must begin by understanding the deeply coercive role that education, including higher education, really plays. Only by beginning in this way might we end up at a clear idea as to what OUR education needs to be, who it is for, and what it needs to achieve.
1. SELMA JAMES MARIAROSA DALLACOSTA, BELL HOOKS JOAN STEMBRIDGE
James and Dallacosta Hooks and Stembridge audio lecture (MM)
Recommended Reading: Selma James and Dalla Costa, Women and the Subversion of the Community, pp. 5-19.JAMES AND DALLACOSTA FIN
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2. HOOKS and STEMBRIDGE: Class and Classroom
Recommended Reading: Bell Hooks, “Confronting Class in the Classroom,” from Teaching to Transgress, pp. 177-179, and Jane Stembridge, “Notes About a Class,” from Stokely Speaks, pp. 3-8.