Critical Race Theory and Education
Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the realm of Education has a long history in the US, and is now a bourgeoning field of enquiry in the UK. Critical Race Theory and Education is the first book-length response to CRT from a Marxist perspective. It 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 antiracist socialist developments in South America. The book concludes with some suggestions for classroom practice.
The book critiques from a Marxist perspective the work of renowned Critical Race Theorist and Contract Theorist Charles Mills, author of the path-breaking The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997) and co-author (with Carole Pateman) of Contract and Domination (Polity Press, 2007) Critical Race Theory is a hot topic in 'Race' and Education Theory in the UK, seen in the influential work of Professor David Gillborn and Dr John Preston. This book is in dialogue with these major works to further the discourseThe book represents not only new theory, but critical analyses of classroom practiceBooks focused on race and social movements in education attract a wide audience, as well as comparative education. This book will have immediate appeal to the US and UK market as well as anywhere institutions on an international level that are in serious dialogue with race theory, neo-liberalism, and Marxism