Micheal Peters is thoroughly immersed in the 'politics of poststructualism' but expresses his ideas with an enviable clarity and power. For anyone trying to understand what holds poststructuralism, as a 'movement of thought,' together, this is the place to start. (Stephen J. Ball)
An outstanding book. . . Michael Peters provides an excellent critical survey of several major twentieth century French thinkers who either respond to or play against poststructuralist ideas and values as they grapple with political challenges of neoliberalism, globalization, and the rise of a knowledge economy . . . very readable and theoretically important. (Timothy Luke)
Peters provocatively challenges many misreadings of poststructural (and postmodern) writings on political and cultural analysis. He shows the relation and divergences of this writing to Marxism and finally, provides ways in which to seriously rethink the political in contemporary life. Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism
is well-written, lucid in argument, and insightful in how it moves the philosophical discourses into policy and political analysis. (Tom Popkewitz)
About the Author
Michael A. Peters
research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow.