Schooling in the Age of Austerity

Urban Education and the Struggle for Democratic Life

  • Authors
  • Alexander¬†J.¬†Means

Part of the New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics book series (NFECP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Schooling in a Time of Crisis and Austerity

  3. Neoliberal Schooling and the Politics of Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Alexander J. Means
      Pages 15-35
    3. Alexander J. Means
      Pages 37-51
  4. Narratives of Enclosure and Possibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Alexander J. Means
      Pages 89-117
    3. Alexander J. Means
      Pages 119-144
    4. Alexander J. Means
      Pages 145-155
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-186

About this book


Through a case study in a Chicago public school, Means demonstrates that, despite the fragmentation of human security in low-income and racially segregated public schools, there exist positive social relations, knowledge, and desire for change that can be built upon to promote more secure and equitable democratic futures for young people.


education knowledge politics violence

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