Dialectics of Revolutionary Learning
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/03/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23297
Review of the book Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge by Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab.
The main focus of Revolutionary Learning, articulated in the Introduction as well as all six chapters, draws on Lenin's theory of imperialism as a stage that haunts the contemporary lifeworld (monopoly capitalism, dispossession, finance capital).
The authors argue that educational theory needs the standpoint of revolutionary feminist praxis to transcend the shortcomings of intersectional feminism focused on discourses and "micro-power" analyses. Furthermore, this book refocuses adult critical education on the process of humanization, foregrounding consciousness and praxis, and shows an epistemological commitment to dialectical materialism.