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ERIC Number: ED542726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 370
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1428-1
Critical Pedagogy in the New Dark Ages: Challenges and Possibilities. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 422
Nikolakaki, Maria, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
This book unmasks the neoliberal ideology that led modern civilization to withdraw from its previous accomplishments into what may be called the new Dark Ages. The international group of contributors to this volume aggressively rejects the siege of society by capitalism and the resulting deterioration. These authors engage a critical pedagogy that brings hope as it acknowledges the potential for social justice and a language of possibility in the educational arena. The prestigious authors assembled here range from Stanley Aronowitz to Slavoj Zizek and their subjects from "Higher Education Under Siege" (Henry Giroux) to "On the Right and Duty to Change the World" (Paulo Freire). Contents include: (1) Rethinking the Promise of Critical Pedagogy: A Foreword (Henry Giroux); (2) Critical Pedagogy in the New Dark Ages: Challenges and Possibilities: An Introduction (Maria Nikolakaki); (3) Living in the Time of Monsters (Slavoj Zizek); (4) On the Right and the Duty to Change the World (Paulo Freire); (5) Democracy and Education (Noam Chomsky); (6) "Paideia" and Democracy (Cornelius Castoriadis); (7) From (Mis)Education to "Paideia" (Takis Fotopoulos); (8) Schools and the Manufacture of Mass Deception: A Dialogue (Howard Zinn and Donaldo Macedo); (9) Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: Evolution for Survival (Joe L. Kincheloe); (10) The Future of the Past: Reflections on the Present State of Empire and Pedagogy (Peter McLaren); (11) Postructuralism, Difference, and Critical Pedagogy (Peter Trifonas and Effie Balomenos); (12) Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Research: The Bricolage in Action (Shirley R. Steinberg); (13) Paulo Freire's Radical Democratic Humanism: The Fetish of Method (Stanley Aronowitz); (14) Creating the Conditions for Cultural Democracy in the Classroom (Antonia Darder); (15) The Struggles to Eliminate the Tenacious Four-Letter "F" Word in Education (Vivian Gareia Lopez); (16) Higher Education Under Siege: Rethinking the Politics of Critical Pedagogy (Henry A. Giroux); (17) Understanding Academic Discourses (Lilia I. Bartolome); and (18) Afterword: Relating Paulo Freire's Life to His Understanding of Education, Culture, and Democracy (Ana Maria Araujo Freire). [Foreword by Henry Giroux. Afterword by Ana-Maria Freire.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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