Counternarratives: Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogies in Postmodern Spaces

Counternarratives: Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogies in Postmodern Spaces

by Henry A. Giroux, Colin Lankshear, Peter McLaren, Michael Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415905842

ISBN-13: 9780415905848

Pub. Date: 11/07/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

To understand contemporary times, we must appreciate the extent to which our lives are affected by the cultural and political struggle between "official" narratives and the counternarratives which emerge as oppositional responses. Counternarratives develops a concept of "postmodern counternarratives" as a frame for exploring the politics of

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To understand contemporary times, we must appreciate the extent to which our lives are affected by the cultural and political struggle between "official" narratives and the counternarratives which emerge as oppositional responses. Counternarratives develops a concept of "postmodern counternarratives" as a frame for exploring the politics of media, technology and education within everyday struggles for human identities and loyalties. The authors identify two forms of counternarratives. One functions as a critique of the modernist propensity for grand narratives. The second concept, which is the focus of the book, builds on the first; the idea of "little stories" addressing cultural and political opposition to the "official" narratives used to manipulate public consciousness. Each marks an important point of contestation within contemporary education and culture: curriculum, pedagogy, literacy, media representations and applications of new technologies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415905848
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/07/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Postmodern Counternarratives1
Ch. 2Is There A Place for Cultural Studies in Colleges of Education?41
Ch. 3Slacking Off: Border Youth and Postmodern Education59
Ch. 4Media Knowledges, Warrior Citizenry, and Postmodern Literacies81
Ch. 5Liberatory Politics and Higher Education: A Freirean Perspective117
Ch. 6Critical Pedogogy and Cyberspace149
Index189

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