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ERIC Number: EJ769137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
"How Does Knowin' My Business Make You Any Safer?": Critical Pedagogy in Dangerous Times
Gallagher, Kathleen; Lortie, Philip
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v27 n2 p141-158 Apr 2005
In this article, the authors attempt to explore some of the ways in which youth subjectivities are constituted in the neoliberal order, the ways in which their behaviours are criminalized, and the harrowing manner in which schools, as one site, are complicit in a larger cultural disinvestment in youth. The authors accomplish this through an analysis of a drama activity with youth that aimed to "hold a mirror" up to the various policing measures inflicted upon a fictional group of workers (the youth in role) in order to see how this kind of theatre pedagogy and analogous thinking might explore people's sense of the imagination as "occupied space" in the current criminalizing of youth in schools. In the last section of this article, the authors attempt to come to grips with the more difficult pedagogical question of what it means to go beyond simply "unmasking" the issues and, how a democratizing pedagogy might usher in such a project. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); New York