I contrast the lenses that Norman Mailer, Herbert Marcuse, and Karl Marx bring to their analyses of social life, exploring the contributions and limits of their respective approaches. I then propose what I call a “multilectical” theoretical lens that encompasses the strengths of all three and leans on the insights of post-Marxist theorists. The multilectical lens is then applied to an event that transpired in a severely underperforming middle school.
Fellner, Gene, "Toward a Broader Dialectic: Joining Marxism with Mailer to Forge a Multilectics that Advances Teaching and Learning" (2013). CUNY Academic Works.