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Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World / Edition 1

Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World / Edition 1


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Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World / Edition 1

Using personal narratives and stories, as well as a variety of cultural, historical, and literary examples, to illustrate issues, this book explores the ethical issues in schools and society from the vantage point of critical theory, the democratic community, aesthetics, ecology, hermeneutics, and constructive postmodernism. Slattery is affiliated with Texas A&M University. Rapp is affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780321054012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude: The Process of Writing about Critical Ethical Issues and Education1
1Autobiography and the Self: The Search for Ethical Meaning17
Ethics and a Day in the Life of Patrick Slattery17
Ethics and a Day in the Life of Dana Rapp21
Understanding Autobiography and the Self29
Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Ethics40
2Eschatology, Interpretation, and Hermeneutics: The Struggle for Understanding69
An Eschatological Foundation for Ethics: Narratives of Hope69
Language and Interpretation80
Hermeneutics and Subjectivity84
Linking Hermeneutics to Social Struggles89
Defining Hermeneutics96
From Modern to Postmodern Perspective on Hermeneutics104
Classroom Examples of Synthesis and Wide-Awakeness112
Teaching Convictions on Gay and Lesbian Issues and Religion115
3Aesthetics and Theology: The Passion for Justice131
Religion and Government: Deconstructing Patriotism137
Aesthetic Imagination for Justice145
The Art of Edward Kienholz and Nancy Kienholz147
The Art of Anselm Kiefer148
A Postmodern Perspective: Ethics and Aesthetics152
The Nature of the Aesthetic Voice153
The Postmodern Reply: Time and Aesthetics155
Complexity of Identity Formation157
An Arts-Based Installation Exploring Religion and Sexuality164
Foucault on Regulation and Governmentality166
The Installation: Aesthetic Representations167
The Vision of Jackson Pollock172
Aesthetics and Justice173
Liberation Theology and Aesthetic Inspiration176
4Diversity and Human Nature: The Urgency of Ecological Sustainability183
The Ecological Moment183
Ecology, Open Systems, and the Mississippi River186
Using the Arts for Reflection on Sustainability190
A Classroom Story of Rape, Domination, and Ecological Sensitivity194
War, Ecological Destruction, and the "Power Over"198
Sara's Story202
Deep Ecology and Its Relevance to Education and Ethics208
Ecofeminism and Centralizing Marginalized Voices213
Ecological Postmodernism and the Ecological Self215
Environmental Racism218
Ecological Futures226
5Prophetic Voices and Proleptic Hope: Teaching Convictions after Enron and 911229
September 11, 2001229
Patriots, Prophets, and Enemies of the State: Voices from Our Communities232
Death Penalties and War: Revelations from the Pulpit247
Our Response to the September 11 Attacks253
Dead Awakening and the Artist's Response263
Teaching Convictions276
Postlude: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World281
Name Index297
Subject Index305

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