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Author Hayward, Clarissa Rile.

Title De-facing power / Clarissa Rile Hayward
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  303.3 Hay/Dfp  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Series Contemporary political theory
Contemporary political theory.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. De-facing power -- 3. Power and pedagogy -- 4. "The environment" and the North End Community School -- 5. The "world" of Fair View -- 6. Power and freedom
Summary "Clarissa Rile Hayward challenges the prevailing view which treats power as something powerful people have and use. Rather than seeing it as having a "face," she considers power as a complex network of social boundaries - norms, identities, institutions - which define both the field of action and the individual's freedom within it, for the "powerful" and "powerless" alike. Hayward suggests that the critical analysis of power relations should focus on the ways in which these relationships affect people's capacities to help shape the institutions and practices that govern their lives. Using a detailed comparative analysis of the relationships within two ethnically diverse educational settings - one in a low-income, predominantly African-American, urban school, the other in an affluent, predominantly white, suburban school - this book develops a compelling account of the concept of power in terms of networks of practices and relations."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Subject Critical pedagogy -- Case studies.
Education -- Political aspects -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 00020470
ISBN 0521780799
Other Titles Defacing power