SUNY series, INTERRUPTIONS: Border Testimony(ies) and Critical Discourse/s
Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.
Queer Youth Cultures
Essays explore the contemporary contexts, activism, and cultural productions of queer youth and their communities.
Black Studies as Human Studies
Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.
A history and social psychology of punk music.
Intellectuals at a Crossroads
A survey of contemporary Chinese intellectuals.
Working through Whiteness
Embraces the leading edge in critical race theory.
Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be
Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.
Words in the Wilderness
Blends vivid personal accounts and sophisticated theoretical analysis to make a compelling book about one teacher's experience teaching on an Athabascan Indian Reservation in Alaska.
Examines performance art and the powerful implications it holds for teaching in the schools.
Drifting on a Read
For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affinity for jazz, hearing the music as a model for writing. Jarrett examines their work and the work of others who have brought jazz into language, pushing "interpretation" into the realm of "invention."
The trauma of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrates the limits of dominant visual models, such as photography, for providing adequate historical memory. The author argues that collective traumas suggest the need for a prolonged gaze, such as can be provided by expressive art.
Focusing on the political movements of the 1950s and 1960s, this book argues that the arts can strengthen democracy by politically educating citizens.
Interventions and Provocations
A collection of interviews with some of the most provocative artists of the postmodern era, including Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Carrie Mae Weems, Carolee Schneemann, Andres Serrano, Karen Finley, and Kathy Acker. These sculptors, writers, filmmakers, activists, and performance artists have forged a new vision of art that is confrontational, political, and concerned with interrupting the domination of our lives by mass culture.
Reading, Writing, and Justice
This is a book for teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens who care about public education, who want schools to be democratic in the best sense, and who seek argumentative ammunition for defending schools and for placing school issues within the larger framework of the long struggle to keep and expand democracy in the United States.
Challenges the conventional wisdom that violent horror films can only degrade women and incite violence.
Follows the work of a range of public intellectuals like Aronowitz, Giroux, hooks, Mouffe, and West, and argues for a 'radical democracy' capable of subverting traditional divisions of 'left' and'right. '
Out of Place
Discusses the impact of inner city redevelopment programs and policies on the homeless and shows the methods used (civil protests, squatting, and legal advocacy) by the homeless to organize a tactical resistance to restructuring efforts. Presents case studies of two different types of homeless organized resistance groups in Chicago and San Jose.
Zones of Contention
Addresses the questions: What might be the role of the artist in the 21st century? How essential is art to the psychic and political well-being of American society?
Teaching and Testimony
Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.
Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies
Examines photography and its contribution to changing notions of the body in modernity.
A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.
Women Writing Culture
This collection of six interviews with internationally known scholars explores feminism, rhetoric, writing, and multiculturalism.
Order and Partialities
Looks at the political and cultural issues involved in teaching postcolonial literatures and theories.
Political Literacy confronts and responds to the question: What is required of the citizens of a democracy to ensure their individual and social rights? Exploring the rhetoric of legal interpretation, ...