Curriculum and the Generation of Utopia: Interrogating the Current State of Critical Curriculum Theory

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As a follow-up to Towards a Just Curriculum Theory and Curriculum Epistemicide , this volume illuminates the challenges and contradictions which have prevented critical curriculum theory from establishing itself as an alternative to dominant Western Eurocentric epistemologies. Curriculum and the Generation of Utopia re-visits the work of leading progressive theorists and draws on a complex range of epistemological perspectives from the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, and Latin America. Paraskeva illustrates how counter-dominant narratives have been suppressed by neoliberal dynamics through an exploration of key issues including: itinerant curriculum theory, globalization and internationalization, as well as utopianism. Foregrounding critical curriculum theory as a vector of de-colonization and de-centralization, the text puts forth Itinerant Curriculum Theory (ITC) as an alternative form of anti-colonial, theoretical engagement. This work forms an important addition to the literature surrounding critical curriculum theory. It will be of interest to post-graduate scholars, researchers and academics in the fields of curriculum studies, curriculum theory, and critical educational research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages338
ISBN (Electronic)9781003025771
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020


  • curriculum
  • curriculum theory
  • Itinerant Curriculum Theory (ITC)


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