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October 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an in-person and livestreamed talk with Derek Ford, author of the recent publication Marxism, Pedagogy, and the General Intellect: Beyond the Knowledge Economy, who will be joined by professor Curry Stephenson Malott in discussion.

As the knowledge economy has forced questions of education to the forefront, the book engages pedagogy as an underlying yet neglected motor of capitalism and its forms of oppression. Most importantly, it assembles new pedagogical resources for responding to the range of injustices that permeate our world. Building on yet critiquing the Marxist notion of the general intellect, Derek R. Ford theorizes stupidity as a necessary alternative pedagogical logic, an anti-value that is infinitely mute and unproductive.

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  • Derek Ford
    Derek R. Ford is assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, where he teaches and researches about how educational theory can contribute to revolutionary struggles. He's written six books, including Communist Study: Education for the Commons and Politics and Politics and Pedagogy in the "Post-Truth" Era: Insurgent Philosophy and Praxis. Ford is … Read More ›
  • Curry Stephenson Malott
    Curry Stephenson Malott is associate professor in the Department of eEducational Foundations and Policy Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He's the author of numerous books in the politics, psychology, and cultural aspects of education, including A History of Education for the Many: From Colonization and Slavery to the Decline … Read More ›


October 8, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Violeta Parra Stage
320 West 37th Street
New York, 10018 United States
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