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Description - The State and the Politics of Knowledge by Michael W. Apple

Among the most crucial ways to understand the complex connections between education and differential power is to examine the politics of knowledge. How is the state perceived in the US? What role does it play? How is it challenged? What are the contradictory power relations within and between the state and civil society in the US? To answer these questions, Michael Apple has assembled established and emerging scholars to show how political institutions - including educational systems - regulate knowledge and legitimate certain versions of culture. This book represents a widening and deepening of foregoing scholarship, and its new understanding of power relations offers a means toward critical policies and practices, and toward more effective social movements in the US.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415935135
ISBN-10: 041593513X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael W. Apple

Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has recently been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association and his book, Ideology and Curriculum (Routledge 1990), was voted one of the top twenty books on education in the twentieth century.

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