Translating the Curriculum: Multiculturalism into Cultural Studies / Edition 1

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Overview

Although recent theory in multicultural education has acknowledged what has been called "the new cultural politics of difference," problems concerning what actually passes for multiculturalism have been underexamined. Translating the Curriculum proposes that a new theoretical and practical lens through which to examine multicultural education is necessary and suggests that it may be found in cultural studies. Edgerton looks at pedagogy through structuralist and poststructuralist philosophy and social theory, literary criticism, literature, and autobiography. Using this interdisciplinary approach, notions of marginality, essentialism, identity and translation across difference are explored.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415914017
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/26/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Huddleston Edgerton is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Multiculturalism into Cultural Studies: Background and Rationale 11
3 Theory and Difference: Marginality, Essentialism, Translation, Love 37
4 Translating Curriculum with Literature and Cultural Studies 75
5 Autobiographical Heirs (Airs): Cultural Studies and the Self 121
6 Translating Chaos: Boundaries, Borders, Connections, Conclusion 163
Notes 175
References 179
Index 193
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