Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.
A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.
Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.
Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.
Examines the relationship of modern life, including modern capitalism, to feelings and phenomena of abandonment.
Traces the history of mind-body dualism.
Discusses the reasons for the decline of the cultural influence of psychoanalysis.
Provides a reading of Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms in the context of contemporary continental philosophy.
Intersperses headline events, popular film, postmodern theory, and fictional vignettes in order to capture the elusive cultural imaginary of our twentieth-century fin de siecle.
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?
This book examines the cultural politics of knowledge in composition classrooms and presents classroom strategies that develop students' awareness of their own ideological subjectivities.
This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.
Europe and the United States now confront many of the same unresolved issues of nationalist, religious, racial, and ethnic intolerance. The book addresses the question: How can the humanistic disciplines ...
This is a study of the "returned gaze" from the cinema screen, demonstrating that the films that we watch watch us, guide us, control our gaze, and enforce societal codes.
This book provides a new rationale for "religious criticism" in American society. First, Dean shows why today's academic intellectuals are relatively indifferent to questions of meaning in America, pointing ...
This book focuses on how and why various cultures have appropriated the story of King Arthur. It is about re-vision, how cultures alter inherited texts and are, in turn, changed by them, and it deals ...
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, ...