Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education (New edition)

Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education (New edition)

By: Lindsay Cornish (editor), Shirley R. Steinberg (editor)Paperback

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Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education is a collection of 15 compelling and controversial articles from the pages of Taboo: The Journal of Cultural Studies and Education. Scholars including Henry A. Giroux, Deborah P. Britzman, and Lawrence Grossberg explore intersections of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and power by examining cultural icons such as Forrest Gump and Borat, and social phenomena including cheerleading and the depiction of Jewish mothers on television. Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education is an indispensable resource for cultural studies scholars and students alike.

About Author

The Editors: Shirley R. Steinberg is the author of many books and articles on cultural studies, popular culture, youth, diversity, urban education, and critical pedagogy. Her most recent books include Christotainment: Selling Jesus Through Popular Culture, 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City, Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, and Media Literacy. The founder of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, she is the director of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. An internationally known speaker, she addresses the notion of critical empowerment, youth advocacy, and social justice through media literacy. Consciously aware of the failure of schools, she is an advocate for transformational education and leadership. She is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio One and CTV as a cultural critic. Steinberg teaches at McGill University. Lindsay Cornish is a freelance editor, writer, and the project manager of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. She is also the co-editor of Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia (2010), and is the managing editor of the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. Her research interests include gender and sexuality studies.


Contents: Lawrence Grossberg: What's in a Name (One More Time) - Deborah P. Britzman: What Is This Thing Called Love? - Aaron D. Gresson III: Postmodern America and the Multicultural Crisis: Reading Forrest Gump as the "Call Back to Whiteness" - Henry A. Giroux: Black, Bruised, and Read All Over: Public Intellectuals and the Politics of Race - Kurt Kors: The Scenography of HIV Infection for Young Gay Men: Educating Emotion and Desire - Kathalene A. Razzano: Tiger Woods: A Discursive Struggle over the Construction of a Multiracial Image - Awad Ibrahim: "Hey, Whadup Homeboy?" Identification, Desire, and Consumption - Hip Hop, Performativity, and the Politics of Becoming Black - Molly Quinn: Getting Thrown Around: Little Girls and Cheerleading - Myrna Hant: TV Jewish Mothers: The Creation of a Multiethnic Antiheroine - Michelle Stack: Made for TV: Selling Kids' Suffering and Creating Angels to Save Them - Priya Parmar: Cultural Studies and Rap: The Poetry of an Urban Lyricist - Eric J. Weiner: Constructions of Innocence in Times of War: Breaking into the Hegemony of Peace - Dennis Parsons: Almost Feminist: Truth, the Trope of the Writer, and the Male Gaze in Almost Famous - Roymieco A. Carter/Leila E. Villaverde: Laughing at Ourselves (in the Dark): Comedy and the Critical Reflections of Social Actions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433108402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781433108402
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 1433108402
  • edition: New edition

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