Judith Suissa is a philosopher, with a special interest in education. The book Anarchism and Education. A Philosophical Perspective was printed in the third edition in 2012, but is just as relevant today as it was then.
The purpose of the book is, according to Suissa, to re-actualize anarchism as a utopian project. Suissa links the utopian to the struggle against neoliberalism and especially how this affects our moral vocabulary. In light of, among other things, increasingly strong government control and bureaucratisation of the public sector, new management techniques and growing belief that the market can solve social problems, this is still an important book to read, 16 years after it was first published.
Anarchist philosophy can contribute to today's pedagogy.
The strength of the utopian project, as Suissa presents it, is that it is based on hope and the belief that it is possible to create new opportunities for the way people interact, as well as for how we organize life both socially and politically. She bases her understanding on social anarchism, understood as meaning that the individual's freedom is linked to the social and local – what she calls a municipal identity.
In the book, Suissa presents different perspectives on anarchist upbringing through education.
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