BOOK REVIEWS: AN EXCHANGE - Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World by Eli Meyerhoff
An exchange as a review between Helen E. Lees and author of Beyond Education, Eli Meyerhoff
Helen: Dear Eli, we have not met before but I would like to review your fascinating book Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World. I have been extremely taken with it as a work of scholarshipâ€”so much so that I contacted you directly by emailâ€”via your website http://www.elimeyerhoff.com/â€”to say how much it was affecting me. In the spirit of Other Education as a journal promoting face to face democratic modes (more of the word modes later perhaps, as it features so predominantly in your book: â€œmodes of studyâ€â€¦) I have asked you if the review can be conducted as a â€œliveâ€ conversation via email exchanges. This, with a separate written response from yourself to each of my areas of enquiry and analysis; rather than a formal, usual book review format. You have agreed!
In my opinion that a book affects the reader is a serious, important requirement for a book to be called great. I consider your book is great. Books about education are all too often a tweak on an already known set of ideas and these books...
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