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

  title={Studying like a communist: Affect, the Party, and the educational limits to capitalism},
  author={Derek R. Ford},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  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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