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ERIC Number: EJ981448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Pedagogy beyond Piracy: Un-Learning the White Body to Recreate a Body of Learning
Perkinson, James W.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v15 n4 p323-337 Oct 2012
This essay highlights a range of questions that arise when white suburban students engage urban neighborhoods of poverty and color in the United States. How can involvement in an "other" context move beyond "educational tourism"? The essay presents a pedagogical style that raises questions of the kind of socialized body one inhabits: either one shaped by presumptions of control and rights of academic observation, or one mobilized to risk involvement in a differently communalized episteme. And while the pedagogy described may not be replicable by faculty who do not share the author's background or cross-cultural orientation, the rhetorical style of the essay itself enacts the tensions that this pedagogy contends with: the efforts of a white male educator--altered by decades of inner city involvement--to open "white" space in the classroom to other norms of embodiment and other modes of learning. Here is the necessity and impossibility of moving beyond "educational tourism." (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; United States