publication . Article . 2011

Rightist Education and Godly Technology: Cultural Politics, Gender, and the Work of Home Schooling

Michael W. Apple;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2011 Journal: REMIE : Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research (issn: 2014-2862, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hipatia Press
Abstract
The secularity of the state is seen by 'authoritarian populist' religious conservatives as imposing a world-view that is out of touch with the deep religious commitments that guide their lives. In the process, authoritarian populists have taken on subaltern identities and claimed that they are the last truly dispossessed groups. To demonstrate their increasing power in educational and social policy, I situate a specific set of technologies-the Internet-within the social context of its use in this community. I focus on the growing home-schooling movement and suggest that to understand the societal meaning and uses of these technologies, we need to examine the soc...
Subjects
free text keywords: home schooling, gender, religion, Internet, social movements, Education (General), L7-991
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