Views Beyond the Border Country

Author: Dennis Dworkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136637923
Format: PDF, ePub
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Author: George Yancy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135045011
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Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic dilemmas. Most students in these programs are not themselves students of color, meaning the topics and the faculty teaching them are often faced with groups of students whose backgrounds and perspectives may be decidedly different – even hostile – to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum. This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms

Reading Media Theory

Author: Brett Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317860489
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What does the Frankfurt School have to say about the creative industries? Does the spread of Google prove we now live in an information society? How is Madonna an example of postmodernism? How new is new media? Does the power of Facebook mean we're all media makers now? This groundbreaking volume – part reader, part textbook - helps you to engage thoroughly with some of the major voices that have come to define the landscape of theory in media studies, from the public sphere to postmodernism, from mass communication theory to media effects, from production to reception and beyond. But much more than this, by providing assistance and questions directly alongside the readings, it crucially helps you develop the skills necessary to become a critical, informed and analytical reader. Each reading is supported on the facing page by author annotations which provide comments, dissect the arguments, explain key ideas and terminology, make references to other relevant material, and pose questions that emerge from the text. Key features: Opening chapters: ‘What is theory?’ and ‘What is reading?’ bring alive the importance of both as key parts of media scholarship Pre-reading: substantial Introductory sections set each text and its author in context and show the relevance of the reading to contemporary culture Post-reading: Reflection sections summarise each reading’s key points and suggests further areas to explore and think about 4 types of annotations help you engage with the reading – context, content, structure, and writing style .... as well as questions to provoke further thought Split into 4 sections – Reading theory, Key thinkers and schools, Approaches and Media Theory in context New to the second edition: New chapters on New Media, and Audiences as Producers Reading Media Theory will assist you in developing close-reading and analytic skills. It will also increase your ability to outline key theories and debates, assess different case studies critically, link theoretical approaches to a particular historical context, and to structure and present an argument. As such, it will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.

Cultural Marxism in postwar Britain

Author: Dennis L. Dworkin
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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In this intellectual history of British cultural Marxism, Dennis Dworkin explores one of the most influential bodies of contemporary thought. Tracing its development from beginnings in postwar Britain, through its various transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, to the emergence of British cultural studies at Birmingham, and up to the advent of Thatcherism, Dworkin shows this history to be one of a coherent intellectual tradition, a tradition that represents an implicit and explicit theoretical effort to resolve the crisis of the postwar British Left. Limited to neither a single discipline nor a particular intellectual figure, this book comprehensively views British cultural Marxism in terms of the dialogue between historians and the originators of cultural studies and in its relationship to the new left and feminist movements. From the contributions of Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, Sheila Rowbotham, Catherine Hall, and E. P. Thompson to those of Perry Anderson, Barbara Taylor, Raymond Williams, Dick Hebdige, and Stuart Hall, Dworkin examines the debates over issues of culture and society, structure and agency, experience and ideology, and theory and practice. The rise, demise, and reorganization of journals such asThe Reasoner,The New Reasoner,Universities and Left Review,New Left Review,Past and Present, are also part of the history told in this volume. In every instance, the focus of Dworkinrs"s attention is the intellectual work seen in its political context.Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britaincaptures the excitement and commitment that more than one generation of historians, literary critics, art historians, philosophers, and cultural theorists have felt about an unorthodox and critical tradition of Marxist theory.

A Question of Discipline

Author: Joyce E. Canaan
Publisher:
ISBN:
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We are living in an era in which higher education is increasingly policed, in part through pressure on universities to deliver so-called quality in mechanical, technical ways. One consequence of this is the targeting of oppositional and interdisciplinary subjects. In a series of provocative and accessible essays, A Question of Discipline explores cultural studies pedagogies and praxis as a case study of the contradictions produced when teaching and researching from radical agendas take place within hierarchical and oppressive institutional contexts. The book opens up critical debates about self-reflexivity in university teaching; about the transformation of oppressive power relations toward more inclusive teaching and learning cultures; and about the paradoxical locations of practitioners, teachers, and learners of cultural studies within universities. A Question of Discipline will be essential reading for teachers and students of cultural and media studies, anthropology, education, sociology, and women’s studies.

Politics and Letters

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Verso Trade
ISBN: 1784780154
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Raymond Williams has made a central contribution to the culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by members of the New Left Review editorial committee, that is designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Introduced by novelist Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters ranges across his biographical development, the evolution of his cultural theory and literary criticism, his work on dramatic forms and his fiction, and an exploration of British and international politics.