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Critical Education in International Perspective

Event Label
Book presentation
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna
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Book presentation with Rubia Salgado (das kollektiv, Linz), Peter Mayo (University of Malta), and Paolo Vittoria (Federico II University of Naples). Both the presentation and the discussion will be in English.

Critical Education in International Perspective, co-authored by Peter Mayo and Paolo Vittorio, presents new perspectives on critical education from Latin America, Southern Europe and Africa. While recognising the valuable work in critical education emerging from North America and the Northern hemisphere, testimony to Paulo Freire's influence there, this book sheds light on parts of the world that are not given prominence. The book highlights the complementary work of Lorenzo Milani, Amilcar Cabral, exponents of Italian feminism, Ada Gobetti, the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, Antonio Gramsci, Gabriela Mistral and Julius Nyerere. It also focuses on a range of struggles such as education in the context of landlessness, independence, renewal and cognitive justice, social creation and against neoliberalism and decolonization.

With kind support of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.