The Resource Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world, by Clayton Pierce

Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world, by Clayton Pierce

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Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world
Title
Education in the age of biocapitalism
Title remainder
optimizing educational life for a flat world
Statement of responsibility
by Clayton Pierce
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an in-depth examination of the growing alignment between powerful global bioindustries and education reform in the U.S. Utilizing a biopolitical methodology, the book focuses on how value-added measures and other neoliberal strategies embedded in policies such as 'race to the top' are involving schools in a project to manage and regulate educational life for competing in a new 'flat world'. Understanding the educational present, this work argues, requires individuals to consider what advanced industrialized nations across the globe are viewing as the future. Biocapitalist development in areas such as genetic engineering, drug therapies, and cellular cloning is the promissory future driving nations like the U.S. to out-compete and out-educate one another at any cost. This book assesses the implications for education in the biocapitalist era and points to alternative futures not based on such a vision of life and its productive potential"--
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Pierce, Clayton
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC1085.2
LC item number
.P56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Academic-industrial collaboration
  • Biotechnology industries
  • Education, Higher
  • Neoliberalism
  • EDUCATION
  • Academic-industrial collaboration
  • Biotechnology industries
  • Education, Higher
  • Neoliberalism
  • United States
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Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world, by Clayton Pierce
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Biopolitics and education : a return to the question of life and school -- Part I: Origins of educational biocapital. Learning to be Homo economicus on the plantation : a brief history of human capital metrics ; Schooling for value-added life : the making of educational biocapital -- Part II: Promissory future(s) : learning the science of life. Engineering promissory future(s) : rethinking scientific literacy in the era of biocapitalsim ; Learning about AquAdvantage Salmon for an ANT : actor network theory and education in the postgenomic era -- Part III: Biological citizenship in a flat world : governmentalities of optimization and their alternatives. The biomedicalization of kids : psychotropic drugs and biochemical governing in high-stakes schooling -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781137027818
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793573199
  • (OCoLC)ocn793573199
Label
Education in the age of biocapitalism : optimizing educational life for a flat world, by Clayton Pierce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Biopolitics and education : a return to the question of life and school -- Part I: Origins of educational biocapital. Learning to be Homo economicus on the plantation : a brief history of human capital metrics ; Schooling for value-added life : the making of educational biocapital -- Part II: Promissory future(s) : learning the science of life. Engineering promissory future(s) : rethinking scientific literacy in the era of biocapitalsim ; Learning about AquAdvantage Salmon for an ANT : actor network theory and education in the postgenomic era -- Part III: Biological citizenship in a flat world : governmentalities of optimization and their alternatives. The biomedicalization of kids : psychotropic drugs and biochemical governing in high-stakes schooling -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781137027818
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012028025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793573199
  • (OCoLC)ocn793573199

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