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Revolutions in learning and education from India, pathways towards the pluriverse, Christoph Neusiedl

"This book offers an important critique of the ways in which mainstream education contributes to perpetuate an inherently unjust and exploitative Development model. Instead, the book proposes a new anarchistic, postdevelopmental framework that goes beyond Development and Schooling to ask what really makes a meaningful life. Challenging the notion of Development as a win-win relationship between civil society, the state and the private sector, the book argues that Development perpetuates a hierarchical world order and that the education system serves to reinforce and re-legitimise this unequal order. Drawing on real-life examples of 'unschooling' and 'self-designed learning' in India, the book demonstrates that more autonomous approaches such as these can help to fundamentally challenge dominant ideas of education, equality, development, and what it means to lead meaningful lives. The interdisciplinary approach pursued in this book makes it perfect for anyone with interests across the areas of Education, Development Studies, Radical Political Theory, and Philosophy"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Moving beyond development and modern education -- Between neoliberalism and Hindutva: deconstructing India's development paradigm -- Anarchistic postdevelopment and the ontological politics of equality -- From OWW development to OWW education -- The axiom of (in-)equality: towards an anarchistic postdevelopmental education (ANPED -- ANPED in practice: radical unschooling among families -- ANPED in practice: unschooling in marginalised communities -- ANPED in practice: the Swaraj (un-)university model -- Conclusion: crafting new pathways towards the pluriverse
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (227 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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