Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text: Representations of Identity and Difference in Education ( SUNy Series, Feminist Theory in Education)

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Approaches debates over the cultural character of the curriculum as debates over the American national identity. The 15 essays discuss curriculum politics, race and representation, gender and class, cultural pluralism and ethnicity, multiculturalism, and other topics. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791416617
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Series: SUNY series, Feminist Theory in Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Race and Representations of Identity 31
An Opening: Identity and Curriculum Politics 33
Ch. 2 Canonical Sins 35
Race and Representation 53
Ch. 3 Love in the Margins: Notes toward a Curriculum of Marginality in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Toni Morrison's Beloved 55
Ch. 4 Photographic Images of Blacks in Sexuality Texts 83
Ch. 5 'Til Death Do Us Part: AIDS, Race, and Representation 107
Gender, Race, and Class 125
Ch. 6 It's in Our Hands: Breaking the Silence on Gender in African American Studies 127
Ch. 7 Black Women Heroes: Here's Reality, Where's the Fiction? 143
Ch. 8 Working-Class Women's Ways of Knowing: Effects of Gender, Race, and Class 153
Ch. 9 Racism and the Limits of Radical Feminism 179
Pt. 2 Curriculum Politics and Representations of Difference 191
Cultural Pluralism and Ethnicity 193
Ch. 10 Responding to Cultural Diversity in Our Schools 195
Ch. 11 Toward an Understanding of African American Ethnicity 209
Multiculturalism 223
Ch. 12 Multicultural Approaches to Racial Inequality in the United States 225
A Critical, Emancipatory Curriculum of Difference 247
Ch. 13 The Politics of Race, History, and Curriculum 249
Ch. 14 Toward Emancipation in Citizenship Education: The Case of African American Cultural Knowledge 263
Conclusion: Toward a Nonsynchronous Identity 285
Ch. 15 Separate Identities, Separate Lives: Diversity in the Curriculum 287
Contributors 307
Name Index 309
Subject Index 311
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