Mike Cole considers the origins and developments within the evolution of Marxist theory and postmodern theory. He analyses how Marxism and postmodernism are articulated within the sociology of education since its inception up to the present.
He situates it all within the context of the debate about globalization and the future and asks: Is globalization a new phenomenon? Is it a postmodern phenomenon? Can it be a force for the good? Is Marxism the only viable alternative in the future of the planet? and What is the role of education in all this?
This timely book will be of interest to academics and students interested in educational theory, the sociology of education, sociology, politics, philosophy and critical theory.