In the mid-1970s a shift in the intellectual work of the field of curriculum studies gave birth to a movement now commonly referred to as reconceptualization.

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Curriculum Studies Handbook

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In the mid-1970s a shift in the intellectual work of the field of curriculum studies gave birth to a movement now commonly referred to as reconceptualization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203877791
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/24/2009
  • Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 584
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Erik Malewski is Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at Purdue University.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1

Introduction: Proliferating Curriculum, Erik Malewski


Chapter 2

Thirteen Theses on the Question of State in Curriculum Studies, Nathan Snaza

Response Essay: Love in Ethical Commitment: A Neglected Curriculum Reading, William H. Schubert

Chapter 3

Reading Histories: Curriculum Theory, Psychoanalysis and Generational Violence, Jennifer Gilbert

Response Essay: The Double Trouble of Passing On Curriculum Studies, Patti Lather

Chapter 4

Toward Creative Solidarity in the "Next" Moment of Curriculum Work, Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández

Response Essay: "Communities Without Consensus" : Musings on Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez’s "Toward Creative Solidarity in the ‘Next’ Moment of Curriculum Work, Janet Miller

Chapter 5

‘No Room in the Inn’? The Question of Hospitality in the Post(Partum)-Labors of Curriculum Studies, Molly Quinn

Response Essay: Why is the Notion of Hospitality so Radically Other? Hospitality in Research, Teaching and Life, JoAnn Phillion


Chapter 6

Remembering Carter Goodwin Woodson (1875-1950), LaVada Brandon

Response Essay: Honoring Our Founders, Respecting Our Contemporaries: In the Words of a Critical Race Feminist Curriculum Theorist, Theodorea Regina Berry

Chapter 7

Eugenic Ideology and Historical Osmosis, Ann G. Winfield

Response Essay: The Visceral and the Intellectual in Curriculum Past and Present, William H. Watkins


Chapter 8

Understanding Curriculum Studies in the Space of Technological Flow, Karen Ferneding

Response Essay: Smashing the Feet of Idols: Curriculum Phronesis as a Way through the Wall, Nancy J. Brooks

Chapter 9

The Post-Human Condition: A Complicated Conversation, John A. Weaver

Response Essay: Questioning Technology: Heidegger, Haraway, and Democratic Education, Dennis Carlson


Chapter 10

(A) Troubling Curriculum: Public Pedagogies of Black Women Rappers, Nichole A. Guillory

Response Essay: The Politics of Patriarchal Discourse: A Feminist Rap, Nathalia Jaramillo

Chapter 11

Sleeping with Cake and other Touchable Encounters: Performing a Bodied Curriculum, Stephanie Springgay and Debra Freedman

Response Essay: Making sense of touch: Phenomenology and the place of language in a bodied curriculum, Stuart J. Murray

Chapter 12

Art Education Beyond Reconceptualization: Enacting Curriculum through/with/by/for/of/in/beyond/as Visual Culture, Community and Public Pedagogy, B. Stephen Carpenter, II and Kevin Tavin

Response Essay: Sustaining Artistry and Leadership in Democratic Curriculum Work, James Henderson


Chapter 13

Jesus Died for NASCAR Fans: The Significance of Rural Formations of Queerness to Curriculum Studies, Ugena Whitlock

Response Essay: Curriculum as a Queer Southern Place:

A Reflection on Ugena Whitlock’s Jesus Died for NASCAR Fans, Patrick Slattery

Chapter 14

Reconceiving Ecology: Diversity, Language, and Horizons of the Possible, Elaine Riley-Taylor

Response Essay: A poetics of place: In praise of random beauty, Celeste Snowber

Chapter 15

Thinking through scale: Critical Geography and curriculum spaces, Robert J. Helfenbein

Response Essay: The Agency of Theory, William F. Pinar

Chapter 16

Complicating the Social and Cultural Aspects of Social Class: Toward a Conception of Social Class as Identity, Adam Howard and Mark Tappan

Response Essay: Toward Emancipated Identities and Improved World Circumstances, Ellen Brantlinger


Chapter 17

The Unconscious of History?: Mesmerism and the Production of Scientific Objects for Curriculum Historical Research, Bernadette Baker

Response Essay: The Unstudied and Understudied in Curriculum Studies: Toward Historical Readings of the ‘Conditions of Possibility’ and the Production of Concepts in the Field, Erik Malewski and Suniti Sharma

Chapter 18

Intimate Revolt and Third Possibilities: Cocreating a Creative Curriculum, Hongyu Wang

Response Essay: Intersubjective Becoming and Curriculum Creativity as International Text: A Resonance, Xin Li

Chapter 19

Decolonizing Curriculum, Nina Asher

Response Essay: Subject Position and Subjectivity in Curriculum Theory, Madeleine R. Grumet

Chapter 20

Difficult Thoughts, Unspeakable Practices: A Tentative Position Toward Suicide, Policy, and Culture in Contemporary Curriculum Theory, Erik Malewski and Teresa Rishel

Response Essay: "Invisible Loyalty": Approaching Suicide From a Web of Relations, Alexandra Fidyk


Chapter 21

How the Politics of Domestication Contribute to the Self De-Intellectualization of Teachers, Alberto J. Rodriguez

Response Essay: Let’s Do Lunch, Peter Appelbaum

Chapter 22

Edward Said and Jean-Paul Sartre: Critical Modes of Intellectual Life, Greg Dimitriadis

Response Essay: The Curriculum Scholar as Socially Committed Provocateur: Extending the Ideas of Said, Sartre, and Dimitriadis, Thomas Barone


Chapter 23

In Ellisonian Eyes, What is Curriculum Theory?, Denise Taliaferro-Baszile

Response Essay: The Self: A Bricolage of Curricular Absence, Petra Hendry

Chapter 24

Critical Pedagogy and Despair: A Move Toward Kierkegaard’s Passionate Inwardness, Douglas McKnight

Response Essay: Deep In My Heart, Alan Block

An Unusual Epilogue: A Tripartite Reading on Next Moments in the Field

And They’ll Say That It’s a Movement, Alan Block

The Next Moment, William Pinar

The Unknown: A Way of Knowing in the Future of Curriculum Studies, Erik Malewski

About the Editor, Chapter Authors, Response Essayists

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