Globalization and Education: Critical Perspectives

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Nicholas C. Burbules, Carlos Alberto Torres
Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 376 pages
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature.

The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

 

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Contents

Globalization and Education An Introduction
1
The State Globalization and Educational Policy
27
Between Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism Education and Conservatism in a Global Context
57
It Is and It Isnt Vernacular Globalization Educational Policy and Restructuring
79
Managerialism and Educational Policy in a Global Context Foucault Neoliberalism and the Doctrine of SelfManagement
109
Globalization A Useful Concept for Feminists Rethinking Theory and Strategies in Education?
133
Reform as the Social Administration of the Child Globalization of Knowledge and Power
157
Globalizing Pedagogies Power Resentment and the ReNarration of Difference
187
Globalization A Fading Citizenship
227
Multiculturalism and Educational Policy in a Global Context European Perspectives
253
A Situated Perspective on Cultural Globalization
275
Globalization and New Social Movements Lessons for Critical Theory and Pedagogy
299
Does the Internet Constitute a Global Educational Community?
323
Contributors
357
Index
361
Copyright

International Education and the Production of Global Imagination
205

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About the author (2000)

Nicholas Burbules is a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Richard Allan King (1979) nacio en San Gil, Colombia. Estudio Ingenieria de Sistemas en la capital de su estado natal. Carrera que ejerce a la fecha. Desde su epoca universitaria descubrio su pasion por la escritura recorriendo un largo camino de esfuerzo y dedicacion hasta reunir el material de calidad presente en esta coleccion de cuentos. Su pseudonimo se debe a dos de sus escritores preferidos: Edgar Allan Poe y Stephen King. Actualmente trabaja en su primera novela, un thriller de ciencia ficcion fascinante titulado tentativamente como Wireless.