Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire


reviewed by William Ayers - December 12, 2006

coverTitle: Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire
Author(s): Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742541932 , Pages: 368, Year: 2005
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ESSAY REVIEW Notes From A Self-Realizing, Sensuous, Species-Being ( I Think) By now Peter McLaren must be taken as more than a mere run-of-the-academy professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He’s at the very least a phenomenon—a phenomenon whose meaning is wildly contested from every side. To some, he’s a singular intellectual, a quasi-heroic figure standing up for a radical vision of critical pedagogy against the forces of reaction (as well as the fakers on the Left), while to others he’s an over-wrought blow-hard spouting slogans without much substance. To the Mexican educators who created La Fundación Peter McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica he’s something of a divine inspiration, while to the right-wing UCLA alumni who organized a campaign to drive him from the campus he’s more than a communist threat—he’s Satan himself, and they are determined to eliminate his devilish presence... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 12, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12888, Date Accessed: 4/14/2021 7:58:19 AM

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