• Althusser on School Law

    Author(s):
    David Backer (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Education and Pedagogy, Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Marxism, Educational studies, Legal philosophy
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/291h-vj34
    Abstract:
    Althusser’s thinking about education and law stands out for two reasons. First, whereas most accounts of school law fall under a broadly liberal category, Althusser’s—like most Marxists’—emphasizes school law as repressive, ideological, and reproductive of capitalism. Second, what distinguishes Althusser among Marxists generally is his landmark theory of education as an ideological state apparatus (ISA). In this essay I revisit this well-known theory, look at Althusser’s understanding of law, and flesh out the formulation above for what an Althusserian account of school law would look like.
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