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America's Atonement: Racial Pain, Recovery Rhetoric, and the Pedagogy of Healing
     

America's Atonement: Racial Pain, Recovery Rhetoric, and the Pedagogy of Healing

by III Gresson, Aaron David Gresson III
 
How does a nation redeem itself? What ideas, values, and strategies get mobilized in order for a nation to feel good about itself again? Is such a recovery possible for an entire people? America’s Atonement provides one answer to these and related questions by arguing that racial pain, notably white racial pain, provides a metaphor for understanding a

Overview

How does a nation redeem itself? What ideas, values, and strategies get mobilized in order for a nation to feel good about itself again? Is such a recovery possible for an entire people? America’s Atonement provides one answer to these and related questions by arguing that racial pain, notably white racial pain, provides a metaphor for understanding a wide range of redemption-aimed cultural practices, ranging from the Yellow Ribbon Movement (1972-1992) to the current wave of recovery movies such as Disclosure and Forrest Gump.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820431451
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Counterpoints Ser.: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Aaron David Gresson III is Professor of Education and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University. He holds doctorates in both counseling psychology and educational administration, and has held several clinical and academic positions. Some of his most recent books are The Recovery of Race in America (1995) and Measured Lies: the Bell Curve Examined (edited with Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg, 1996).

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