The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate is a study of the ways in which various extremist groups have appropriated education for social manipulation in order to gain political power, and, in some cases, to incite violence. It is a detailed exploration of case studies representing both a wide range of situational differences (time, place, and political orientation) and experiential similarities. To examine a broad scope of circumstances, this book explores various types of rule (from National Socialism to communism to capitalism) from around the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America) and spans time periods from the mid-twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. With the purpose of allowing these diverse situations to dialogue with one another, this study explores each country in its own right as well as in relation to others, ultimately demonstrating the extent to which they influenced one another.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: Education and Genocide; 1. Education under National Socialism; 2. Education in Rwanda: Colonization, Independence, and Genocide; Part 2: Education, Liberation, and Oppression: Education under Communist Rule; 3. Revolutionary Russia; 4. Intellectual and Educational Reform under Mao Tse-tung; 5. Education under the Khmer Rouge: Cambodia from 1975-1979; Part 3: Education and Big Money; 6. Contemporary Education in the United States; Conclusion
Sarah Gendron is Associate Professor of Francophone Studies and Peace/Conflict Studies at Marquette University, USA.