Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Henry A. Giroux, Sophia A. McClennen and Kenneth J. Saltman (Comps.): Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues

NeoliberalismJeffrey R. Di Leo, Henry A. Giroux, Sophia A. McClennen and Kenneth J. Saltman (Comps.): Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues

Editorial: Paradigm Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61205-040-9

Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues is a collaborative effort among four established public intellectuals who care deeply about the future of education in America and who are concerned about the dangerous effects of neoliberalism on American society and culture. It aims to provide a clear, concise, and thought-provoking account of the problems facing education in America under the dual shadows of neoliberalism and terrorism. Through collaborative and individual essays, the authors provide a provocative account that will be of interest to anyone concerned about the opportunities and dangers facing the future of education at this critical moment in history.

Author Info

Jeffrey R. Di Leo is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston–Victoria. He is editor and founder of the critical theory journal symploke, editor and publisher of the American Book Review, president of the Southern Comparative Literature Association, and Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange. His books include Morality Matters: Race, Class and Gender in Applied Ethics (2002); Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture (2003); On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy (2004); If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments (2004, with W. Jacobs); From Socrates to Cinema: An Introduction to Philosophy (2007); Fiction’s Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation (2008, with R. M. Berry); Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (2010); Academe Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (2012); and Humanities in Higher Education: Moving Beyond the Neoliberal Academy (2013).

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include America’s Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (2013) and Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (2014).

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Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Global Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent books are Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (2010) and Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy (2012).

Kenneth J. Saltman is a professor in the Educational Policy Studies and Research Department and the Social and Cultural Foundations in Education graduate program at DePaul University. He is the author most recently of The Gift of Education: Venture Philanthropy and Public Education (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), which was awarded a 2011 American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award, The Failure of Corporate School Reform (Paradigm Publishers 2012),Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools (Paradigm Publishers 2007), which was awarded a 2008 American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award, and The Edison Schools (Routledge 2005). His recent edited collections include Education as Enforcement: the Militarization and Corporatization of Schools 2nd Edition, with David Gabbard (Routledge 2010), Schooling and the Politics of Disaster (Routledge 2007), and The Critical Middle School Reader, with Enora Brown (Routledge 2005). He received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006 on Globalization and Culture and is a fellow of the National Education Policy Center.