Education and Cultural Studies: Toward a Performative Practice

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Although the disciplines of critical education and cultural studies have traditionally occupied separate spaces as they have addressed different audiences, their concerns as well as the political and pedagogical nature of their work overlap. Education and Cultural Studies brings members of these two groups together to demonstrate how a critical understanding of culture and education can transgressively implement broad political change.

All written from within this framework of cultural studies and critical pedagogy, the contributors illuminate the possibilities and opportunities open to practicing educators. In eschewing a romantic utopianism, and in assessing the current climate of what is attainable and practical, this book teaches us how we can begin to translate and perhaps even transform the vexing social problems that confront us daily.

Contributors include Carol Becker, Harvey J. Kaye, David Theo Goldberg, Jeffrey Williams, Sharon Todd, Douglas Kellner, Deborah Britzman, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, Claudia Mitchell, Cameron McCarthy, Mike Hill, Susan Searls, Stanley Aronowitz, Douglas Noble, Kakie Urch, Henry Giroux, David Trend, and Robert Mikilitsch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415919135
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry A. Giroux is author of Fugitive Cultures (1996), Counternarratives (1996), Disturbing Pleasures (1994), Border Crossings (1991), and co-editor of Between Borders (1993), all published by Routledge. Patrick Shannon is Professor of Education at Pennsylvania State University. He is co-editor of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies.

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Table of Contents

Cultural Studies and Pedagogy As Performative Practice: Toward an Introduction 1
Education and the Crisis of the Public Intellectual
1 The Artist As Public Intellectual 13
2 Beyond the Last Intellectuals 25
3 Whither West? The Making of a Public Intellectual 33
4 The Romance of the Intellectual and the Question of Profession 49
Gendering Identities
5 Psychoanalytic Questions, Pedagogical Possibilities, and Authority: Encountering the "And" 67
6 Man Trouble 79
7 Toward a Polymorphous Perverse Curriculum 89
8 And I Want To Thank You, Barbie: Barbie As a Site of Cultural Interrogation 103
Race Matters
9 The Problem with Origins: Race and the Contrapuntal Nature of the Education Experience 119
10 Trading Races: Majorities, Modernities; A Critique 139
11 Race, Schooling, and Double Consciousness: The Politics of Pedagogy in Toni Morrison's Fiction 153
The Marketplace and the Politics of Inequality
12 A Different Perspective on Educational Inequality 179
13 Let Them Eat Skills 197
14 Fighting Academic Agoraphobia: Self-Help Books for Cultural Studies' Fear of the Marketplace 213
Pedagogy, Education, and Cultural Studies
15 Is There a Place for Cultural Studies in Colleges of Education? 231
16 The Fine Art of Teaching 249
17 Punk Pedagogy, or Performing Contradiction: The Risks and Rewards of (Anti-) Transference 259
Contributors 271
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