International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2006, Vol. 2(3) 9-20

Interfering with Capitalism's Spell: Peter McLaren's Revolutionary Liminality

Samuel Day Fassbinder

pp. 9 - 20   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2006.009

Published online: October 01, 2006  |   Number of Views: 136  |  Number of Download: 396


Abstract

McLaren’s recent (post-2000) writings promote a form of agency called “revolutionary critical pedagogy,” and a type of agent, the “committed intellectual” (McLaren 2005b, p. 253-281). But one can find an earlier agent-type in McLaren’s (1986) Schooling as a Ritual Performance, the “liminal servant,” that explains how “critical pedagogy is secured by the most fecund of revolutionary talismans, critique” (2005a: 9). Borrowing from Theodor Adorno (1968), I suggest that McLaren’s recent writing uses aspects of the “liminal servant” for the purpose of interfering with the “spell” of capitalist social relations through “revolutionary critical pedagogy.” The beginning prologue examines “revolutionary liminality” in McLaren’s writing; the second part explains how his written discursive strategies (naming the culprit, suggesting icons, theorizing to unite the disaffected) work to act out “revolutionary liminality.”

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APA 6th edition
Fassbinder, S.D. (2006). Interfering with Capitalism's Spell: Peter McLaren's Revolutionary Liminality. International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), 9-20.

Harvard
Fassbinder, S. (2006). Interfering with Capitalism's Spell: Peter McLaren's Revolutionary Liminality. International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), pp. 9-20.

Chicago 16th edition
Fassbinder, Samuel Day (2006). "Interfering with Capitalism's Spell: Peter McLaren's Revolutionary Liminality". International Journal of Progressive Education 2 (3):9-20.

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