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    Educating for Futures in Marginalized Regions: A Sociological Framework for Rethinking and Researching Aspirations.Lew Zipin, Sam Sellar, Marie Brennan & Trevor Gale - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (3):1-20.
    ‘Raising aspirations’ for education among young people in low socioeconomic regions has become a widespread policy prescription for increasing human capital investment and economic competitiveness in so-called ‘knowledge economies’. However, policy tends not to address difficult social, cultural, economic and political conditions for aspiring, based in structural changes associated with globalization. Drawing conceptually on the works of Pierre Bourdieu, Raymond Williams, Arjun Appadurai and authors in the Funds of Knowledge tradition, this article theorizes two logics for aspiring that are recognizable (...)
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    Conjuring Optimism in Dark Times: Education, Affect and Human Capital.Sam Sellar & Lew Zipin - 2018 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (6):572-586.
    This paper analyses how the discursive construction, valuation and subjective experience of human capital is evolving in parallel with crises of capital as a world-system. Ideology critique provides tools for analysing policy ‘fictions’ that aim to sustain investment in human capital through education. Foucauldian analytical tools enable analysis of how human capital has become a project of self-appreciation and cultivation of positive psychological traits. We argue that the work of Lauren Berlant provides an important complement to these approaches and enables (...)
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