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Education and the Transformation of Bourgeois Culture: Toward a Critique of Christopher Lasch's Culture of Narcissism


by H. Svi Shapiro — 1983

Contemporary theories about the nature of modern bourgeois culture are reviewed briefly, and the contradictions of that culture are stressed. Christopher Lasch's criticisms of American schools in "The Culture of Narcissism" fail to recognize that self-liberating practices may stimulate intellectual growth. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 1, 1983, p. 57-72
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 861, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 7:40:35 AM

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  • H. Svi Shapiro
    University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    H. SVI SHAPIRO is assistant professor in the social foundations of education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His present interests focus on the relationship between education and educational policies, ideology, and the state in capitalist society.
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