Border Crossings: Cultural Workers and the Politics of Education / Edition 2

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Overview

The concept of border and border crossing has important implications for how we theorize cultural politics, power, ideology, pedagogy and critical intellectual work. This completely revised and updated edition takes these areas and draws new connections between postmodernism, feminism, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Highly relevant to the times which we currently live, Giroux reflects on the limits and possibilities of border crossings in the twenty-first century and argues that in the post-9/11 world, borders have not been collapsing but vigorously rebuilt. The author identifies the most pressing issues facing critical educators at the turn of the century and discusses topics such as the struggle over the academic canon; the role of popular culture in the curriculum; and the cultural war the New Right has waged on schools. New sections deal with militarization in public spaces, empire building, and the cultural politics of neoliberalism. Those interested in cultural studies, critical race theory, education, sociology and speech communication will find this a valuable source of information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415951487
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global Television Network Chair in Communications at McMaster University. He is the author of over 30 books, 11 of which were published by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Schooling and cultural politics
1 Postcolonial ruptures/democratic possibilities 11
2 Crossing the boundaries of educational discourse : modernism, postmodernism, and feminism 31
3 Redefining the boundaries of race and ethnicity : beyond the politics of pluralism 83
Pt. II Cultural workers and cultural pedagogy
4 Critical pedagogy and cultural power : an interview with Henry A. Giroux 123
5 Cultural studies, resisting difference and the return of critical pedagogy 137
6 Popular culture as a pedagogy of pleasure and meaning : decolonizing the body 157
Pt. III Neoliberalism and the militarization of public space
7 Interview : politics of radical pedagogy 187
8 Challenging neoliberalism's new world order : the promise of critical pedagogy 209
9 Education after Abu Ghraib : revisiting Adorno's politics of education 221
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