Popular Culture

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Illuminating one of the most pervasive issues of our time, Popular Culture is the first book to link the importance and implications of popular culture with pedagogical practice. It shows how cultural forms such as Hollywood films, pop music, soap operas, and televangelism are organized by gender, age, class, race, and ethnicity, thus providing the contradictory text that both enables and disables emancipatory interest, so fundamental to the formation of self and society. What emerges is a redefinition of the very notion of popular culture.

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Meet the Author

HENRY GIROUX, Professor and Scholar in Residence in the School of Education at Miami University, Ohio, is known internationally for his work in critical pedagogy and has published eleven books on the subject.

ROGER SIMON is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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Table of Contents

Pedagogy, Popular Culture, and Public Life: An Introduction by Paulo Freire and Henry A. Giroux

Popular Culture as a Pedagogy of Pleasure and Meaning by Henry A. Giroux and Roger I. Simon

Pedagogy and the Popular-Cultural-Commodity-Text by Paul Smith

Educational Media, Ideology, and the Presentation of Knowledge through Popular Cultural Forms by Elizabeth Ellsworth

Playing . . . Contra/Dictions, Empowerment, and Embodiment: Punk, Pedagogy, and Popular Cultural Forms by Philip Corrigan

Pedagogy in the Present: Politics, Postmodernity, and the Popular by Lawrence Grossberg

Curriculum Politics, Hegemony, and Strategies of Social Change by R.W. Connell

Art or Culture? An Inquiry by Paul Willis

Televangelism as Pedagogy and Cultural Politics by Peter McLaren and Richard Smith

Engendering Couples: The Subject of Daytime Television by Mimi White

Working-Class Identity and Celluloid Fantasies in the Electronic Age by Stanley Aronowitz

Schooling, Popular Culture, and A Pedagogy of Possibility by Henry A. Giroux and Roger I. Simon


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