Globalization and Education: Critical Perspectives

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Nicholas C. Burbules, Carlos Alberto Torres
Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 376 pages

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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Globalization and Education An Introduction
The State Globalization and Educational Policy
Between Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism Education and Conservatism in a Global Context
It Is and It Isnt Vernacular Globalization Educational Policy and Restructuring
Managerialism and Educational Policy in a Global Context Foucault Neoliberalism and the Doctrine of SelfManagement
Globalization A Useful Concept for Feminists Rethinking Theory and Strategies in Education?
Reform as the Social Administration of the Child Globalization of Knowledge and Power
Globalizing Pedagogies Power Resentment and the ReNarration of Difference
Globalization A Fading Citizenship
Multiculturalism and Educational Policy in a Global Context European Perspectives
A Situated Perspective on Cultural Globalization
Globalization and New Social Movements Lessons for Critical Theory and Pedagogy
Does the Internet Constitute a Global Educational Community?

International Education and the Production of Global Imagination

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