Studying like a communist: Affect, the Party, and the educational limits to capitalism

@article{Ford2017StudyingLA,
  title={Studying like a communist: Affect, the Party, and the educational limits to capitalism},
  author={Derek R. Ford},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  year={2017},
  volume={49},
  pages={452 - 461}
}
  • Derek R. Ford
  • Published 16 April 2017
  • Sociology
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
Abstract In an effort to theorize educational logics that are oppositional to capitalism, this article explores what it means to study like a communist. I begin by drawing out the tight connection between learning and capitalism, demonstrating that education is not a subset but a motor of political-economic relations. Next, I turn to the concept of study, which is being developed as an educational alternative to learning. While studying represents an educational challenge to capitalism, I argue… 
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TLDR
This paper brings together two distinct strands of scholarship on the evolving relationship between learning and late capitalism, and the digitalization of education policy and governance, synthesizing them in relation to questions concerning labor and work in the emergent on-demand economy.
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