This book will look at the implications of educational practices in communities that are differentiated by issues of language, culture, and technology. Trifonas argues that a 'community' is at once a gathering of like-minded individuals in solidarity of purpose and conviction, and also a gathering that excludes others. The chapters in this collection will reveal this tension between theory and practice in order to engage the models of community and the theories of difference that support them as a way to teach, to learn, and to know.
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About the Author
PETER TRIFONAS is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Revolutionary Pedagogies, Pedagogies of Difference, and Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy (edited with Jacques Derrida).
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Communities of Difference; P.P.Trifonas PART ONE: CULTURE, DIFFERENCE, COMMUNITY Shredding of the Social Contract: The War against Children; H.A.Giroux Tackling Difference in the Conservative Heartland of Canada; D.E. Lund Our Political State in an Age of Globalization; J.Willinsky Culture, Postmodernity and Education; B.R.Despré Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization, P.McLaren PART TWO: LANGUAGE, DIFFERENCE, COMMUNITY The Letter of the Law/The Silence of Letters: Poetic Ruminations on Love and School; C.Leggo Metanarratives of Emancipation; T.Norris Freirean Literacy: Difference That Makes a Difference; C.Ricci Crossing the Postmodern Conditions that Divide; P.P.Trifonas & E.Balomenos PART THREE: TECHNOLOGY, DIFFERENCE, COMMUNITY The Technology of Difference: ASCII, Hegemony and the Internet; J.Nolan The Phoneur: Mobile Commerce and the Digital Pedagogies Of the Wireless Web; R.Luke Difference and the Internet; J.Weiss, J.Nolan, & V.Nincic Learning the Real, Theorizing the Virtual; P.P.Trifonas & P.Ghiraldelli Jr.