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ERIC Number: ED474962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-21
Pages: 14
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Beyond an Epcot Nation: Reinventing the Multicultural for Transformative Pedagogy.
Hasbrook, Melissa
This paper critiques multiculturalism from a range of fronts and asks what underlying influence ties together its widespread criticisms. In naming this principal influence, the paper considers what new paths are possible for reinventing the multicultural in composition studies. In addition, and most importantly, it asks what difference could such transformation make in students' and teachers' lives. The paper exposes a "Nation(al) narrative" in multiculturalism with the goal of pursuing an equitable transformative pedagogy in composition-minded classrooms. It contends that, to rewrite this Nation(al) narrative, people can resist its re-inscription, re-production, and consumption in classrooms, and that this can be done by engaging in ethical-interventionist pedagogy and critical cultural inquiry. It recommends exploring difference as competing interests, multiple intersecting margins, and conflict negotiations. Contains 22 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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