James Donald is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sussex. His previous books include Politics and Ideology (edited with Stuart Hall), Fantasy and the Cinema, and ""Race,"" Culture and Difference (edited with Ali Rattansi). He is an editor of the journal New Formations.
"James Donald sounds a refreshingly caustic note among the usual dull certainties of current education debate. Sceptical about the belief that schooling changes anything or anyone, his enthusiasm is for education as a site of argument - about history, about language, about the very idea of the democratic subject." - Simon Frith "His fascinating argument contributes to those important debates that are changing our sense of what it means to become intellectually 'responsible' and to create a community of cultural critics." - Homi Bhabha