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Prof. Derek R. Ford's Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution is Published

November 25, 2016

Education and the Production of Space: Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution by Derek R. Ford, assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, has been published by Routledge.

"Emerging from a radical pedagogical tradition, Education and the Production of Space deepens and extends Henri Lefebvre’s insights on revolutionary praxis by revealing the intimate relationship between education and the production of space," notes a synopsis. "Synthesizing educational theory, Marxist theory, and critical geography, the book articulates a revolutionary political pedagogy, one that emerges as a break from within -- and against -- critical pedagogy. Ford investigates the role of space in the context of emerging social movements and urban rebellions, with a focus on the Baltimore Rebellion of 2015, and shows how processes of learning, studying, and teaching can help us produce space differently, in a manner aligned with our needs and desires."

Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER ((Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, states, "Derek R. Ford, a bold an innovative voice in education and emerging social movements, charts new territory here in his announced break with the tradition of critical pedagogy and his exploration of ‘revolutionary political pedagogy.’ Ford's scholarly contribution jumps forward from the real spaces that serve as the front lines of intensifying class conflicts in the streets of urban centers in the very heartland of imperialism."

Learn more, and order the book, at the publisher's website.

Professor Ford recently published Communist Study: Education for the Commons in Studies in Philosophy and Education. It's the subject of this summary.

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