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The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy


reviewed by Ranu Basu June 04, 2009

coverTitle: The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy
Author(s): Dave Hill (Ed.)
Publisher: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis, New York
ISBN: 0415957753, Pages: 274, Year: 2008
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The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education is part of a series of recently published books edited by Dave Hill and his colleagues that explores the vital linkages between neoliberalism and education. The other titles in this series by Routledge include: Contesting Neoliberal Education; Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences (with Ravi Kumar); and The Developing World and State Education (with Ellen Rosskam). The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education is a deep and thorough interrogation through a series of edited chapters of a global brand of ideas that inspired the neoliberalization of policies in education. In the wake of the global financial crisis brought on by the hegemony of such free market ideologies alongside the retrenchment of the welfare state and restructuring of state regulation (and not necessarily its withdrawal) - it is a timely and crucial intervention examining the workings and histories of these events.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15652, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 2:07:09 PM

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  • Ranu Basu
    York University
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    RANU BASU is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power relations and governance of local communities; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including GIS. Her current projects which are funded by SSHRC, CERIS, and Infrastructure Canada, explore the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to diversity; and the provision of infrastructure for marginal groups in suburban regions. In 2008, she was a John A. Sproul Fellow at the Center for Canadian Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley. Her publications have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; Professional Geographer; Education, Social Justice and Citizenship; Geoforum; Environment and Planning: C. She is currently working on a book project exploring the landscapes of neoliberalism in the Toronto Region.
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