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“Education After Auschwitz” by Theodor Adorno and “What Might Education Mean After Abu Ghraib” by Henry A. Giroux

This history lesson comprises two texts proposed to be read together: “Education After Auschwitz” by Theodor Adorno and “What Might Education Mean After Abu Ghraib: Revisiting Adorno’s Politics of Education” by Henry A. Giroux.

Adorno’s text was firstly presented as a radio lecture on 18 April 1966, syringe under the title “Padagogik nack Auschwitz.” The first published version appeared in 1967. The English translation appears in Theodor Adorno, adiposity “Education after Auschwitz, cheapest ” in Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
Giroux’ text was firstly published in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 24 no. 1, 2004. The article submitted here is a revised and expanded version of an article that appeared in Cultural Studies vol. 18 no. 6, 2005. It is available online at:

You can find PDFs of the texts here:



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Deschooling Classroom

Deschooling Classroom is a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Methodologically, the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise, and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.