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Author Giroux, Henry A.

Title Living dangerously : multiculturalism and the politics of difference / Henry A. Giroux
Published New York : P. Lang, [1993]


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Description xii, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Series Counterpoints ; v. 1
Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 1
Contents Introduction / Joe Kincheloe -- 1. Education, Leadership and the Crisis of a Democratic Culture -- 2. Reclaiming the Social Pedagogy, Resistance, and Politics in Celluloid Culture -- 3. Rewriting the Politics of Identity and Difference Critical Pedagogy Without Illusions -- 4. Living Dangerously Identity Politics and the New Cultural Racism-Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Representation -- 5. Democracy and Difference Under Siege America 2000 and the Politics of Erasure -- 6. Language, Power and Clarity or "Does Plain Prose Cheat?"
Summary In Living Dangerously, Henry Giroux confronts one of the most important questions facing our educational system today: "How do we bring our children together as members of a democratic society that respects cultural difference?" Employing film criticism, political theory and an acute sense of contemporary culture, Giroux forces the reader to confront the walls of prejudice that divide us. He compels all readers, but especially educators, to forego a life of indifference and to live dangerously in order to tear those walls down and create a more just and democratic society. Living Dangerously will be of interest to anyone who believes that we can reform our educational system in order to create a society that celebrates the multifaceted possibilities existing within our culture today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-183) and index
Subject Critical pedagogy -- United States.
Education -- Political aspects -- United States.
Education -- United States -- Philosophy.
Multiculturalism -- United States.
LC no. 93020107
ISBN 0820418323 (alk. paper)