Contesting Governing Ideologies is the third volume in the Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice series and represents a collection of texts that provide a cutting-edge analysis of the philosophy and theory of performances of neoliberal ideology in education. In past decades, philosophy of education has provided a critical commentary on problematic areas of neoliberal ideology. As such, this collection argues, philosophy of education can be considered as an intellectual struggle that runs through the contemporary ideological landscape and has roots that go back to the Enlightenment in its traditions.

This book covers multiple philosophical and educational theoretical perspectives of what we know about the ideology of neoliberalism, and many of its practices and projects. Neoliberalism is difficult to define, but what is certain is that it has significantly matured as a political doctrine and set of policy practices. This collection covers questions of ideology, politics, and policy in relation to the subject and the institution alike. The chapters in this book provide rich and diverse reading, allowing readers to rethink established discourses and contest ideologies, providing a thorough and careful philosophical and theoretical analysis of the story of neoliberalism over the past decades.

Contesting Governing Ideologies will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

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Contesting Governing Ideologies
Edited ByMichael A. Peters, Marek Tesar

chapter 1|17 pages

Philosophy and Performance of Neoliberal Ideologies

History, Politics and Human Subjects
ByMichael A. Peters, Marek Tesar

chapter 2|17 pages

Neo-Liberal Education Policy and the Ideology of Choice

ByJohn A. Codd

chapter 3|13 pages

Varieties of Neo-Liberalism

A Foucaultian Perspective 1
ByJ. D. Marshall

chapter 4|19 pages

The Labouring Sleepwalker

Evocation and Expression as Modes of Qualitative Educational Research
ByPaul Smeyers

chapter 7|20 pages

(Re)Visioning the Centre

Education Reform and the ‘Ideal’ Citizen of the Future
ByLinda J. Graham

chapter 8|21 pages

Biopolitical Utopianism in Educational Theory

ByTyson Lewis

chapter 9|20 pages

A Place Pedagogy for ‘Global Contemporaneity’

ByMargaret J. Somerville

chapter 10|16 pages

Antonio Gramsci and Feminism

The Elusive Nature of Power
ByMargaret Ledwith

chapter 11|25 pages

Foucault, Educational Research and the Issue of Autonomy

ByMark Olssen