A collection of the finest works of scholarship examining education - mostly higher education - as civic engagement published over the last decade in JAC, an award-winning journal of rhetoric, politics, and culture.
DANIKA M. BROWN Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas - Pan-American, USA CHRISTOPHER CARTER is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Oklahoma, USA WILLIAM DEGENARO Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in the Department of Language, Culture, and Communication at the University of Michigan Dearborn, USA STEPHEN M. FISHMAN Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA SUSAN SEARLS GIROUX Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada BILL HENDRICKS Professor of English at California University of Pennsylvania, USA KENNETH J. SALTMAN Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University, USA DALE JACOBS Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada JEFFREY M. RINGER Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Modern Foreign Languages at Lee University, USA JEFFREY J. WILLIAMS Professor in the Literary and Cultural Studies program at Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Introduction PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Race, Rhetoric, and the Contest over Civic Education; S.Searls Giroux History as a Challenge to the Idea of the University; J.J.Williams Class Consciousness and the Junior College Movement: Creating a Docile Workforce; W.DeGenaro Hegemony and the Discourse of the Land Grant Movement: Historicizing as a Point of Departure; D.M.Brown PART II: EMERGING TRENDS Marketing Excellence in Higher Education; C.Carter Capitalizing on Disaster: How the Political Right is Using Disaster to Privatize Public Schooling; K.J.Saltman PART III: TOWARD A PEDAGOGY OF HOPE Deweyan Hopefulness in a Time of Despair; S.M.Fishman What's Hope Got to Do With It?: Toward a Theory of Hope and Pedagogy; D.Jacobs Liberating 'Liberatory' Education, or What Do We Mean by 'Liberty' Anyway?; J.M.Ringer Index Contributors