Nuyorganics: Organic Intellectualism, the Search for Racial Identity, and Nuyorican Thought (Counterpoints Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Educati
By: Regina Bernard-Carreno (author)Paperback
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The theory of Nuyorganics joins Nuyorican poetry to organic intellectualism. Examining its possibilities, this book questions existing theories of the dominant elite and offers new theories for those who struggle for accurate representation in their academic environments. It shows the importance of understanding that lived experiences are often undiscovered sources of expertise - and untapped resources for both teachers and students - in classrooms of higher education. Drawing attention to new ways of thinking, this book is a voice for those who have fought for a rigorous, socially just education to be the primary goal of any academic training.
Regina Bernard-Carreno was born and raised in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. She was a graduating pioneer of the African American Studies Master's Degree Program at Columbia University, where she worked as the Assistant Editor of the Malcolm X Multimedia Project. She completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in urban education at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Bernard-Carreno is an assistant professor at Baruch College in New York City, where she teaches undergraduate courses in Black and Latino/a studies as well as women's studies; and is the author of Black and Brown Waves: The Cultural Politics of Young Women of Color and Feminism (2009). She has published essays in What You Don't Know About Schools and the award-winning Encyclopedia of Contemporary Youth Culture, as well as articles on Black pedagogy in the Journal of Pan African Studies.
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