Paradoxically, in spite of its origins in and the early allegiances to Adult Education, Cultural Studies as a field of scholarship has not paid significant attention to questions of pedagogy. In contrast, A Question of Discipline: Pedagogy, Power, and the Teaching of Cultural Studies draws together reflexive practitioners of Cultural Studies from the UK, United States, Australia, and Spain to consider their practices as teachers in higher education. In a lively and accessible collection, the various authors raise questions about the nature of knowledge, the relationship between theory and practice, and the simultaneously political and intellectual project that constitutes Cultural Studies in its specific geopolitical and historical locations. This book will be essential reading for all involved in teaching, researching, and studying Cultural Studies and will also be an invaluable resource for those interested in questions of pedagogy in higher education more generally.
Table of Contents
Questions of Discipline/Disciplining Cultural Studies -- Theory, Area Studies, Cultural Studies: Issues of Pedagogy in Multiculturalism -- Doing Cultural Studies in Colleges of Education -- Teaching Without Guarantees: Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, and Identity -- 'It Ain't Like Any Other Teaching': Some Versions of Teaching Cultural Studies -- Mediating Desire: Visual Representation, Power, and Informed Consent in Teaching Feminist Cultural Studies -- Teaching/Cultural Studies (or Pedagogy for 'World'-Travellers/'World'-Travelling Pedagogy) -- Mirrors, Paintings, and Romances -- Examining the Examination: Tracing the Effects of Pedagogic Authority on Cultural Studies Lecturers and Students -- The Voice of Authority: On Lecturing in Cultural Studies -- All Roads Lead to ... Problems with Discipline