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Education, Globalization, and the State in the Age of Terrorism


reviewed by Andrew Hartman — September 29, 2006

coverTitle: Education, Globalization, and the State in the Age of Terrorism
Author(s): Michael Peters (Ed)
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, Boulder
ISBN: 1594510733, Pages: 275, Year: 2005
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The idea that the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 forever transformed our world has taken on the properties of a truism: it is obvious to the point of meaninglessness.  As such, we should seek to unmask, rather than occupy ourselves with the conventional wisdom regarding 9-11.  However, when enough smart people are drawn to such semi-defeatist forms of analysis, resistance becomes futile, even for the most dissonant of minds.  It is in this spirit that I review the collection of essays titled Education, Globalization, and the State in the Age of Terrorism, edited by University of Glasgow Professor of Education Michael Peters, who writes in his introduction: “The world has changed since 9-11.”  Indeed. Perhaps the most important post-9-11 change is that the United States now occupies Iraq.  The occupation has fundamentally altered political and pedagogical landscapes across the globe.  The Bush administration’s ill-conceived war on Iraq, falsely rationalized as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 29, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12746, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:58:36 PM

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  • Andrew Hartman
    Illinois State University
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    ANDREW HARTMAN is an assistant professor of history and history education at Illinois State University, and is broadly interested in helping to break down the boundaries between educational history and the larger historical profession. He recently completed his dissertation, “Education as Cold War Experience: The Battle for the American School,” which is an intellectual and political history of the “school wars” that took place during the early Cold War. He is working on turning it into a book.
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