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ERIC Number: ED494131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7425-3887-7
Reinventing Critical Pedagogy: Widening the Circle of Anti-Oppression Education
Rossatto, Cesar Augusto; Allen, Ricky Lee; Pruyn, Marc
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This book offers a fresh perspective from which to read, discuss, and debate recent critical interpretations of schooling and our world at present. The authors build upon past accomplishments of critical pedagogy and critique those elements that contradict the radically democratic orientation of the field. Ultimately, they argue that critical pedagogy needs to welcome a wider representational and ideological base for the oppressed, and that it should do so in a way that makes the field more vital in the preparation for the revolutionary struggles ahead. This book takes a step in that direction because it not only takes to task external forces such as capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, but also engages the manifestations of these external forces within critical pedagogy itself. This book consists of the following 15 chapters: (1) The Race Problem in the Critical Pedagogy Community (Ricky Lee Allen); (2) Racism without Racists: Killing Me Softly' with Color Blindness (Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and David Embrick); (3) Violence, Discourse and Dixieland: A Critical Reflection of an Incident Involving Violence against Black Youth (Violet Jones); (4) Latino Youths at the Crossroads of Sameness and Difference: Engaging Border Theory to Create Critical Epistemologies on Border Identity (Cynthia Bejarano); (5) Education as a State of Exception: Unraveling the Heart of the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Tyson Lewis and Elizabeth Vazquez); (6) Some Reflections on Critical Pedagogy in an Age of Global Empire (Peter McLaren); (7) Youth Alienation in Everyday Life: The Promise of Critical Pedagogy (Benjamin Frymer); (8) Is Religion Still the Opium of the People? Critical Pedagogy, Liberation Theology and the Commitment to Social Transformation (Cesar Rossatto); (9) On Language of Possibility: Revisiting Critical Pedagogy (Seehwa Cho); (10) Social Justice Requires a Revolution of Everyday Life (Wayne Ross and Kevin Vinson); (11) Mathematical Power: Exploring Critical Pedagogy in Mathematics and Statistics (Lawrence Lesser and Sally Blake); (12) Teaching Ecocide: Junk Science and the Myth of Premature Extinction in Environmental Science Textbooks (David Goodin); (13) Hooters Pedagogy: Gender in Late Capitalism (Nathalia Jaramillo); (14) The Matrix of Freirean Pedagogy, Time and Cultural Literacies (YiShan Lea); and (15) Generating Hope, Creating Change, Searching for Community: Stories of Resistance against Globalization at the U.S./Mexico Border (Michelle Tellez).
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Language: English
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