Marxism and Education beyond Identity: Sexuality and Schooling by F. Agostinone-wilsonMarxism and Education beyond Identity: Sexuality and Schooling by F. Agostinone-wilson

Marxism and Education beyond Identity: Sexuality and Schooling

byF. Agostinone-wilson

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

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In the 1960s, activists and authors applied Marxist analysis to issues of sexuality and the family. Instead of focusing solely on personal identity, these activist scholars argued that sexuality was directly related to economic factors such as labor, health care, and education. This book seeks to revive dialectical materialist interpretations of sexuality, relevant to K-12 settings and society. Issues addressed include: LGBTQ community and history, gender-based harassment and bullying, sexuality and the curriculum, ideological origins of homophobia, theories of the family (conservative, psychoanalytical, anarchist, materialist), critiques of postmodernism, socialist feminism, and activist tactics/strategies for organizing in K-12 settings. 

Faith Agostinone-Wilson is Associate Professor of Education at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. She is a member of the Rouge Forum collective and has been published in JCEPS, Radical Notes, and Public Resistance. She lives in Waukegan, Illinois and her research interests include education policy...
Title:Marxism and Education beyond Identity: Sexuality and SchoolingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230616089

ISBN - 13:9780230616080

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Table of Contents

The Existing Climate of K-12 Classrooms * Sources of Opposition to Sexuality and LGBT Rights in the Schools * The Family- Psychoanalytical, Anarchist, and Materialist Readings * Identity Politics- Limits of Postmodernism and Queer Theory * The Socialist Feminist Message:  Sexuality, Work, and Liberation * Building Effective Educational and Resistance Movements in K-12 Classrooms