ERIC Number: EJ1108856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"La Parte Chusca" of a Pedagogical Here and Now: Oaxacan Teachers' Heteroglossic Joking about State Repression and Educational Reform
Sadlier, Stephen T.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v15 n4 p320-332 2016
Faced with repression and reform, humor has become tactical for public school teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, engaged in a decades-old movement that after 2006 involved intensified street- and school-based pedagogies. This piece explores how humor adds to a political project via mocking names, images, and dictates of elite leaders to bring a here and now to what is taken as inaccessible in the teachers' political lives. Humor forms part of an (e)sc(h)atology in which critical practices are part eschatological, a call for definite transformation, and part scatological, embodied vulgarity. "La parte chusca" (the funny part), its (e)sc(h)atological contribution, angles toward critical literacies in Oaxaca and beyond.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public School Teachers, Humor, Activism, Critical Theory, Ethnography, Popular Education, Resistance to Change, Multiple Literacies, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico (Oaxaca)
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