Opening Spaces: Critical Pedagogy and Resistance Theory in Composition

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SUNY Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Education - 126 pages
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Calling for an empowerment of student authority and a realization of the constraints placed on critical teachers in the current educational climate, Opening Spaces proposes a new way to theorize critical work in the writing classroom recognizing the importance and materiality of student writing and employing current ideas drawn from postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and postmodern social theory.
 

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Contents

English Studies Aestheticism and the ArtCulture System
11
Reproduction and Resistance
35
Ethics and the Writing Class
57
Subjects and Power
77
Resistance Emancipation and Hybridity
97
Notes
115
Works Cited
119
Index
125
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Page 1 - The challenge lies in conceiving of the time of political action and understanding as opening up a space that can accept and regulate the differential structure of the moment of intervention without rushing to produce a unity of the social antagonism or contradiction. This is a sign that history is happening.
Page 8 - a partial and double force that is more than the mimetic but less than the symbolic. . . that turn[s] the gaze of the discriminated back upon the eye of power

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Joe Marshall Hardin is Assistant Professor and Director of Writing at Northwestern State University.

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