Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden: A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy

1st Edition

Alpesh Maisuria

Published December 15, 2017
Reference - 226 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138286009 - CAT# Y317110
Series: Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism

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Emerging from a Marxist perspective, this book focuses on the importance of social class and the role of education broadly in relation to the possibility of revolutionary change in Sweden and beyond. Critically tracing the celebrated so-called ‘Swedish model’ from its inception to its current neoliberalisation, Maisuria explores the contours of class as part of social democratic history, culture and education, especially against the alternatives of communism and fascism. Presenting empirical research on class consciousness within a higher education context, Maisuria analyses student testimonies on their perceptions of social democracy and ‘Swedishness’ with ethno-racial dynamics, which is subjected to a Gramscian and Critical Realist derived explanatory critique for social transformation.

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