From Resurrection to Revolution
Peter McLaren, named Outstanding Educator in America by the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 and winner of numerous awards for his scholarship and international political activism, has penned another classic work with Pedagogy of Insurrection. One of the educators that Ana Maria (Nita) Araújo Freire credits as an architect of what has come to be known worldwide as critical pedagogy, and who Paulo Freire named his ‘intellectual cousin,’ McLaren has consistently produced iconoclastic work that has been heralded by educators worldwide as among some of the most significant commentary on the state of education. He is Honorary President of the Instituto McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica y Educación Popular in Ensenada, México, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research at Northeast Normal University in China.
Afterword by Lilia D. Monzó
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Lilia D. Monzó
Comrade Peter: Marx Meets Ginsberg
Peter McLaren is a giant in the field of education, especially among radicals on the Left. His extraordinary and groundbreaking body of work, spanning hundreds of articles and fifty books, read extensively in the United States and abroad, has had an enormous influence on the way we understand the current conditions of our world and develop a revolutionary praxis toward a socialist alternative. Peter McLaren evidences a brilliance and a broad wealth of knowledge that can rival any of history’s major thinkers. He is unwavering in his commitment to social justice. With an unmistakable poetic flare and an intensely powerful and passionate voice, he is a scholar-activist-poet who, in his works and in person, has a magical allure that is a force to be reckoned with—unforgettable and impossible to dismiss.
Pedagogy of Insurrection is a prophetic and visionary exposé. McLaren sheds layers of politeness and rhetoric to pinpoint with uncanny precision and denounce the despots who protect corporate interests by casually and ironically deploying armies of working class women and men (mostly of color) to kill and maim in defense of democracy, while they sit around drinking diamond martinis on their million-dollar estates. He explodes with both rage and visceral longing in a way that ruptures the structural unconscious ← 439 | 440 → that has obfuscated reality in the service of capital for far too long and...
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