Words in the Wilderness: Critical Literacy in the Borderlands

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SUNY Press, Jan 6, 2000 - Education - 229 pages
Using the author's intensely personal, reflective, provocative account of his time teaching on an Athabascan Indian Reservation in Alaska, Words in the Wilderness uniquely draws together individual experience and difficult abstract theory to make an educational, inspiring, and thought-provoking work.
 

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Contents

1 How I Came to Be a Bush Teacher
11
2 Calibans of the Contact Zone Resistance and Marginality in the Borderlands
39
3 The Bush Teacher as Cultural Imperialist
81
4 Beyond the Contact Zone Theorizing the Dialogic Classroom
103
5 Adventures in Cultural Tourism Foxfire and the Fetishization of the Authentic
123
6 Decomposing the Canon AlterNative Narratives from the Borderlands
157
7Teaching the Cultural Conflicts Toward a Literacy of Resistance
181
References
217
Index
225
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Stephen Gilbert Brown is Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing at the University of Tampa.