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Hegemony (2020)
Book Chapter
Maisuria, A. (in press). Hegemony. In S. Themelis (Ed.), Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education (84-92). (1). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Hegemony is one the most powerful concepts to understand reality in any social scientist's toolbox. Hegemony comes from the term - hegemon meaning leader. Gramsci’s works presented the provocation: how can power be won, and how can it be sustained. T... Read More about Hegemony.

Neoliberal hegemony and the task for critical education (2020)
Journal Article
Maisuria, A. (2020). Neoliberal hegemony and the task for critical education. Rethinking Critical Pedagogy, 1(1),

The starting point for this article is an explication of the essence of Marxism, which is argued as the most efficacious theoretical framework for understanding the current historical conjuncture. I then provide a description of the development of ca... Read More about Neoliberal hegemony and the task for critical education.

Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University (2019)
Book
Maisuria, A., & Helmes, S. (2019). Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University. (1). Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University investigates the impact of neoliberalism on academics in today’s universities. Considering the experiences of early career researchers as well as more experienced academics, it outlines the changing... Read More about Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University.

Neoliberal development and struggle against it: The importance of social class, mystification and feasibility (2018)
Journal Article
Maisuria, A. (2018). Neoliberal development and struggle against it: The importance of social class, mystification and feasibility. Aula Abierta, 47(4), 433-440. https://doi.org/10.17811/rifie.47.4.2018.433-440

In this article I introduce and develop neoliberalism through a discussion of Marxism and the way that classed mystification and feasibility are crucial concepts for understanding the maintenance of neoliberalism, and revolutionary possibilities. The... Read More about Neoliberal development and struggle against it: The importance of social class, mystification and feasibility.

Politics, public pedagogy and action: Beyond a pedagogy of hope (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ravenscroft, A., & Maisuria, A. (2018, July). Politics, public pedagogy and action: Beyond a pedagogy of hope. Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Critical Education, University of East London, Stratford, London, England

Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden: A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy (2017)
Book
Maisuria, A. (2017). Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden: A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy. (1). Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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 ‘Swedi... Read More about Class Consciousness and Education in Sweden: A Marxist Analysis of Revolution in a Social Democracy.

Ethnography and Education (2017)
Book Chapter
Maisuria, A., & Beach, D. (2017). Ethnography and Education. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093...e/9780190264093.013.100

As described in Beach and Dovemark?s 2007 book, Education and the Commodity Problem , critical researchers have identified two fundamental roles for modern-day schools within capitalist states. These are the ideological and material roles and functio... Read More about Ethnography and Education.

Mystification of production and feasibility of alternatives Social class inequality and education (2017)
Book Chapter
Maisuria, A. (2017). Mystification of production and feasibility of alternatives Social class inequality and education. In M. Cole (Ed.), Education, Equality and Human Rights, 4th Edition. (4). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter develops a critique of the neoliberal capitalist mode of production through discussing the role and function of fee-paying private schools in the first section, of which I explain that there are two sorts: one for the ruling class and th... Read More about Mystification of production and feasibility of alternatives Social class inequality and education.

The Neoliberalisation of Higher Education in England: An Alternatives is Possible (2017)
Journal Article
Cole, M., & Maisuria, A. (2017). The Neoliberalisation of Higher Education in England: An Alternatives is Possible. Policy Futures in Education, 15(5), 602-619. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210317719792

In this article, we provide a critical explanation and critique of neoliberal policy. We attempt an innovative focus ranging from the wider contemporary political and ideological shifts, to specific higher education influences and consequences, of ne... Read More about The Neoliberalisation of Higher Education in England: An Alternatives is Possible.

The neoliberalization of higher education in England: An alternative is possible (2017)
Journal Article
Maisuria, A., & Cole, M. (2017). The neoliberalization of higher education in England: An alternative is possible. Policy Futures in Education, 15(5), 602-619. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210317719792

© Author(s) 2017. In this article, we provide a critical explanation and critique of neoliberalism. We attempt an innovative focus ranging from the wider contemporary political and ideological shifts, to the way in which neoliberal policy specificall... Read More about The neoliberalization of higher education in England: An alternative is possible.

Conservative Education Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England (2016)
Journal Article
Hill, D., Lewis, C., Maisuria, A., Yarker, P., & Hill, J. (2016). Conservative Education Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 14(3), 1-42

This article, written in December 2016 following the election in May 2016 of a majority Conservative government, and the election to the leadership of the Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, a left-wing social democrat, ?Old Labour style socialist?, revis... Read More about Conservative Education Reloaded: Policy, Ideology and Impacts in England.

Class Struggle in Cultural Formation in Contemporary Times: A Focus on the Theoretical Importance of Antonio Gramsci and the Organic Intellectualism of Russell Brand (2016)
Journal Article
Maisuria, A. (2016). Class Struggle in Cultural Formation in Contemporary Times: A Focus on the Theoretical Importance of Antonio Gramsci and the Organic Intellectualism of Russell Brand. Knowledge Cultures, 4(6), 81--96

The importance of education for social transformation is not exclusively something that is done in schools and universities. Taking education in its broadest formulation ? something that happens all of the time, in this article I posit the argument t... Read More about Class Struggle in Cultural Formation in Contemporary Times: A Focus on the Theoretical Importance of Antonio Gramsci and the Organic Intellectualism of Russell Brand.

The (im)possibility of the intellectual worker inside the neoliberal university (2016)
Journal Article
Banfield, G., Raduntz, H., & Maisuria, A. (2016). The (im)possibility of the intellectual worker inside the neoliberal university. Educação & Formação, 1(3), 3-19. https://doi.org/10.25053/edufor.v1i3.1974

The provocation and point of this paper is that universities of the North during the era of neoliberalism of have been sucked of their human life-giving capacities. What remains are closed doors and bare walls. Lest we give the impression of a hopele... Read More about The (im)possibility of the intellectual worker inside the neoliberal university.

Thatcher the State School Snatcher (2015)
Digital Artefact
Maisuria, A. (2015). Thatcher the State School Snatcher

Blogpost for The BERA Blog: Research Matters. https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/thatcher-the-state-school-snatcher

The corporate university: An e-interview with Dave Hill, Alpesh Maisuria, Anthony Nocella, and Michael Parenti (2015)
Journal Article
Marmol, E., Hill, D., Maisuria, A., Nocella, A., & Parenti, M. (2015). The corporate university: An e-interview with Dave Hill, Alpesh Maisuria, Anthony Nocella, and Michael Parenti. Critical Education, 6(19), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.14288/ce.v6i19.185102

Since the neo-liberal turn, corporate investment in universities has accelerated as the withdrawal of government funding, among other factors, has further exposed universities to market forces. While this process offers numerous benefits for corporat... Read More about The corporate university: An e-interview with Dave Hill, Alpesh Maisuria, Anthony Nocella, and Michael Parenti.

Neoliberal and neoconservative immiseration capitalism in England: Policies and impacts on society and on education (2015)
Journal Article
Hill, D., Lewis, C., Maisuria, A., Yarker, P., & Carr, J. (2015). Neoliberal and neoconservative immiseration capitalism in England: Policies and impacts on society and on education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 13(2), 38-82

In this article we firstly set out the facts about the current stage of capitalism, the Immiseration stage of neoliberal capitalism in England. We note its relationship with conservatism and neo-conservatism. We identify increased societal inequaliti... Read More about Neoliberal and neoconservative immiseration capitalism in England: Policies and impacts on society and on education.

The neo-liberalisation policy agenda and its consequences for education in England: A focus on resistance now and possibilities for the future (2014)
Journal Article
Maisuria, A. (2014). The neo-liberalisation policy agenda and its consequences for education in England: A focus on resistance now and possibilities for the future. Policy Futures in Education, 12(2), 286-296. https://doi.org/10.2304/pfie.2014.12.2.286

In this article, the author explores the way that neo-liberalism is becoming more entrenched in the fabric of the education system in England. The article begins by setting out a very brief historical trajectory of neo-liberalism to provide a working... Read More about The neo-liberalisation policy agenda and its consequences for education in England: A focus on resistance now and possibilities for the future.


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