One of the most pressing challenges facing educators in the US is the specter of an "ethnic and cultural war"--a code phrase that engenders our society's licentiousness toward racism. In "Dancing with Bigotry," Donaldo Macedo and Lilia Bartolome use examples from the mass media, popular culture, and politics to illustrate the larger situations facing educators and how this type of argument is ignored in much of the academic research and rhetoric. They also examine why it is essential to take on the sources of "mass public education." By shunning the mass media, educators are missing the obvious--more public education is done by the media than by teachers, professors, or anyone else. This book sheds light on the ideological mechanisms that shape and maintain the racist social order, while moving the discussion beyond the reductionist of white versus black impasse.
" This excellent book by well-qualified authors is written in a very readable and understandable style and speaks to important issues in American education today." -- "Choice"
" . . . a provocative analysis. . . This book is a good read for educators, regardless of their perspectives, and for a general readership concerned about this important trend in education." -- "Booklist"
Dancing with Bigotry: The Poisoning of Cultural and Ethnic Identities Tongue-Tied Multiculturalism Racism as a Cultural Factor: A Dialogue with Paulo Freire Insurgent Multiculturalism: A Dialogue with Henry Giroux Methods Fetish: Beyond the Teaching of Tolerance
Series: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 17th October 2001
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.28
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1