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ERIC Number: EJ831886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
This Earthly World: Edward Said, the Praxis of Secular Humanisms and Situated Cosmopolitanisms
Roman, Leslie G.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v27 n3 p357-368 Sep 2006
This essay unearths the educational and socio-political implications of Edward W. Said's work for our understanding of what a secular humanism might mean in the highly charged atmosphere of the post-Cold War and September 11 discourses that have pervaded the USA and, to varying degrees, other parts of the world. It asks what it means to move beyond both corporate and neo-liberal notions of "global citizenship" into more robust communities of affiliation, dialogue, and democratic participation? How does Edward Said's work inform the praxis of democratic and critical secular humanism? Learning to move contrapuntally out of place, beyond narrowing categorical identity politics that divide humanity into the "us" and the "them," the paper shows both what is promising and worth challenging as educators, scholars, and intellectuals of this "earthly world." (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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