CLASS IN CULTURE SERIES IN CRITICAL NARRATIVES

Download Class In Culture Series In Critical Narratives ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to CLASS IN CULTURE SERIES IN CRITICAL NARRATIVES book pdf for free now.

Class In Culture

Author : Teresa L. Ebert
ISBN : 9781317262282
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 863
Read : 786

"A gem of a book. Its topics are timely and provocative for cultural studies, sociology, English, literary theory, and education classes. The authors are brilliant thinkers and clear, penetrating writers." -Peter McLaren, UCLA, author of Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire Class in Culture demonstrates the power of moving beyond cultural politics to a deeper class critique of contemporary life. Making a persuasive case for class as the material logic of culture, the book is written in a double register of short critiques of life practices-from food and education to race, stem-cell research, and abortion-as well as sustained critiques of such theoretical discourses as ideology, consumption, globalization, and 9/11. Surpassing the orthodoxies of cultural studies, Class in Culture makes surprising connections among seemingly unrelated cultural events and practices and offers a groundbreaking and complex understanding of the contemporary world.
Category: Social Science

Critical Narrative As Pedagogy

Author : Ivor Goodson
ISBN : 9781623565404
Genre : Education
File Size : 60.34 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 579
Read : 646

Ivor Goodson and Scherto Gill analyse and discuss a series of trans-disciplinary case studies from diverse cultures and argue that narrative is not only a rich and profound way for humans to make sense of their lives, but also in itself a process of pedagogical encounter, learning and transformation. As pedagogic sites, life narratives allow the individual to critically examine their 'scripts' for learning which are encapsulated in their thought processes, discourses, beliefs and values. Goodson and Gill show how narratives can help educators and students shift from a disenfranchised tradition to one of empowerment. This unique book brings together case studies of life narratives as an approach to learning and meaning-making in different disciplines and cultural settings, including teacher education, adult learning, (auto)biographical writing, psychotherapy, intercultural learning and community development. Educators, researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines will find the case studies collected in this book helpful in expanding their understanding of the potential of narrative as a phenomenon, as methodology, and as pedagogy.
Category: Education

The Narrative Construction Of Identities In Critical Education

Author : Argiris Archakis
ISBN : 9780230313958
Genre : Education
File Size : 84.94 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 251
Read : 980

The Narrative Construction of Identities in Critical Education explores the issue of identity construction in conversational and humorous narratives, as well as the exploitation of such texts in language education programs cultivating critical language skills. Based on approaches from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the study first proposes a model of analysis focusing on the linguistic and discursive means narrators use to construct a variety of identities in everyday stories told in peer groups. The data investigated comes from recorded conversations among adolescents belonging to different sociocultural groups. It involves past events of their personal and social lives and refers to their relationships with, and behavior towards, their peers, families, teachers, and other authority figures. The authors then suggest how this kind of material and analysis could be included in language teaching curricula, aiming at raising students' critical language awareness. In this context, a model for the exploitation of conversational narratives in language teaching is proposed.
Category: Education

Being English

Author : Julian Wolfreys
ISBN : 0791421015
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 34.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 619
Read : 1308

Drawing on recent developments concerning national identity in post-Marxist criticism and Derridean philosophy, Wolfreys looks at the ways in which literature is used to represent the English middle-classes to themselves, using texts by Coleridge, Wordsworth, Arnold, Gaskell, Collins, Eliot, and Trollope.
Category: Literary Criticism

Gender Civic Culture And Consumerism

Author : Alan Kidd
ISBN : 0719056764
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 25.90 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 578
Read : 946

The essays in this volume deal chiefly with issues of class and gender, which are seen as mutually constitutive of social identity. Recent historical interest in the idea of "modernity" is represented in studies of socio-spatial relations of urban culture and in the emergence of gender-laden conceptions of the modern suburban culture of domesticity and consumerism. Art and art patronage are dissected as cultural motifs suggestive both of gender and rank. The detailed cultural aesthetic of the middle classes is explored from the learned societies of the late eighteenth century to the amateur operatic societies of the twentieth-century suburbs. A key focus is the changing and uncertain representation of masculine identities in relation to class.
Category: Business & Economics

Counternarratives

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 0415905842
Genre : Education
File Size : 20.6 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 187
Read : 317

To understand contemporary times, we must appreciate the extent to which our lives are affected by the cultural and political struggle between "official" narratives and the counternarratives which emerge as oppositional responses. Counternarratives develops a concept of "postmodern counternarratives" as a frame for exploring the politics of media, technology and education within everyday struggles for human identities and loyalties. The authors identify two forms of counternarratives. One functions as a critique of the modernist propensity for grand narratives. The second concept, which is the focus of the book, builds on the first; the idea of "little stories" addressing cultural and political opposition to the "official" narratives used to manipulate public consciousness. Each marks an important point of contestation within contemporary education and culture: curriculum, pedagogy, literacy, media representations and applications of new technologies.
Category: Education

Critical Perspectives On Pat Barker

Author : Sharon Monteith
ISBN : 1570035709
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 22.71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 717
Read : 279

These essays cover the work and career of Pat Barker, providing insight into her novels, from Union Street (1982) through the Regeneration trilogy (1991-95) to Double Vision (2003). The essays are organized into: "Writing Working-Class Women," "Dialogue under Pressure," "Men at War," "The Talking Cure," and "Regenerating the Wasteland."
Category: Literary Criticism

Antebellum Slave Narratives

Author : Jermaine O. Archer
ISBN : 9781135855130
Genre : History
File Size : 41.76 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 303
Read : 449

Though America experienced an increase in a native-born population and an emerging African-American identity throughout the nineteenth century, African culture did not necessarily dissipate with each passing decade. Archer examines the slave narratives of four key members of the abolitionist movement—Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs—revealing how these highly visible proponents of the antislavery cause were able to creatively engage and at times overcome the cultural biases of their listening and reading audiences. When engaged in public sphere discourses, these individuals were not, as some scholars have suggested, inclined to accept unconditionally stereotypical constructions of their own identities. Rather they were quite skillful in negotiating between their affinity with antislavery Christianity and their own intimate involvement with slave circle dance and improvisational song, burial rites, conjuration, divination, folk medicinal practices, African dialects and African inspired festivals. The authors emerge as more complex figures than scholars have imagined. Their political views, though sometimes moderate, often reflected a strong desire to strike a fierce blow at the core of the slavocracy.
Category: History

Der Report Der Magd

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9783492970594
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 82.19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 797
Read : 1281

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.
Category: Fiction

Teacher Narrative As Critical Inquiry

Author : Joy S. Ritchie
ISBN : 080773960X
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.26 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 798
Read : 1284

Research on teacher learning has too often excluded personal development in considering professional development. This timely book argues that the development of a professional identity is inextricable from personal identity. It suggests that when teachers are given the opportunity to compose their own stories of learning within a supportive community, they can then begin to compose new narratives of identity and practice. This book is a critical tool for educators seeking to refine their teaching practice and author their own development.
Category: Education