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Envisioning Education in a Post-Work Leisure-Based Society

A Dialogical Approach


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About this book


This book is both an analytic and imaginative study of the future role of education in a leisure-based society. Grounded in a philosophical approach that draws on the work of Aristotle, Arendt, Keynes, and others, the volume deconstructs modern work-based society, as well as mainstream institutionalized education, which the author argues have systemically alienated students from their education, authorial agency, and society itself. The author argues for the value of intrinsic education, where the goals are based on students' own needs and interests, imagining new opportunities that can arise from the emergence of such a society.


Dialogic Pedagogy Leisure Studies jobless society technology academic freedom economic futurism democratic governance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

About the authors

Eugene Matusov is Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, USA, and Editor-in-Chief of Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal. He investigates and works with sociocultural and Bakhtinian dialogic approaches to education.

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“I … strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in either the future of education or the problems brought on by intelligent technology eliminating a large chunk of existing jobs without providing replacements for the displaced workers. The false hope that the newly unemployed will ‘learn to code’ is naive and out of touch … . We need to talk seriously about these things, and this book provides an informed opening for that discussion.” (J. M. Artz, Computing Reviews, December 9, 2020)