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Power and Education

Contexts of Oppression and Opportunity

  • Antonia Kupfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Antonia Kupfer
      Pages 1-9
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Wayne Veck
      Pages 13-25
    3. Peter Mayo
      Pages 41-57
  4. Knowledge

  5. Social Inequality

  6. Empowerment

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-222

About this book


Education is a crucial influence early in life and is therefore inextricably linked with power. This book examines how education can limit opportunities and create social inequality as well as being an empowering force for good. Theoretical approaches on the relationship of power and education are discussed as are questions on power and knowledge.


power education oppression opportunity gender policy social inequality

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonia Kupfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DresdenGermany

About the editors

Wayne Veck, University of Winchester, UK Antonia Kupfer, Technical University of Dresden, Germany Peter Mayo, University of Malta, Malta Ben Williamson, University of Stirling, UK Naomi Hodgson, UCL Institute of Education, UK Gabrielle Ivinson, University of Aberdeen, UK Charlotte Chadderton, University of East London, UK Aina Tarabini, University of Barcelona, Spain Sara C. Motta, University of Newcastle, UK Mike Cole, University of East London, UK

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