1st Edition

Between Borders Pedagogy and the Politics of Cultural Studies

Edited By Henry A. Giroux, Peter McLaren Copyright 1994

    Informed by the belief that critical pedagogy must move beyond the classroom if it is to be truly effective, this essay collection makes clear how cultural practices--as portrayed in film, sports, and in the classroom itself--enable cultural studies to deepen its own political possibilities and to construct diverse geographies of identity, representation and place.

    Contributors: Henry A. Giroux, Ava Collins, Nancy Fraser, Carol Becker, bell hooks, Michael Eric Dyson, Roger I. Simon, Chandra Talpede Mohanty, Simon Watney, Michele Wallace, Peter McLaren, David Trend, Abdul R. JanMohamed and Kenneth Mostern.

    Introduction: Bringin’ It All Back Home—Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, Lawrence Grossberg; Part 1 Racism, Democracy, and the Pedagogy of Representation; Chapter 1 Living Dangerously: Identity Politics and the New Cultural Racism, Henry A. Giroux; Chapter 2 Intellectuals, Power and Quality Television, Ava Collins; Chapter 3 Rethinking the Public Sphere: a Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy, Nancy Fraser; Part 2 Desire, Audience, and the Politics of Cultural Memory; Chapter 4 The Education of Young Artists and The Issue of Audience, Carol Becker; Chapter 5 Eros, Eroticism, and the Pedagogical Process, Bell Hooks; Chapter 6 Be like Mike? Michael Jordan and the Pedagogy of Desire, Michael Eric Dyson; Chapter 7 Forms of Insurgency in the Production of Popular Memories: The Columbus Quincentenary and The Pedagogy of Counter-Commemoration, Roger I. Simon; Part 3 Insurgent Multi-culturalism and the Journey into Difference; Chapter 8 On Race and Voice: Challenges for Liberal Education in the 1990s, Chandra Talpade Mohanty; Chapter 9 School’s Out, Simon Watney; Chapter 10 Multiculturalism and Oppositionality, Michele Wallace; Chapter 11 Multiculturalism and the Postmodern Critique: Toward a Pedagogy of Resistance and Transformation, Peter McLaren; Part 4 Nationalism, Post-colonialism, and the Border Intellectual; Chapter 12 Nationalities, Pedagogies, and Media, David Trend; Chapter 13 Some Implications of Paulo’s Freire’s Border Pedagogy, Abdul R. JanMohamed; Chapter 14 Decolonization as Learning: Practice and Pedagogy in Frantz Fanon’s Revolutionary Narrative, Kenneth Mostern;


    Henry A. Giroux Waterbury Chair Professorship at Pennsylvania State University., Peter McLaren Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California at Los Angeles.

    "The conception of Between Borders is a prime example of praxis in action. Giroux and Peter McLaren participate as editors in an effort to open up a space in which different voices, ones that have dramatically influenced these authors' own work, are able to represent themselves. . . Those interested in the relationship between pedagogy and cultural studies are well served by Larry Grossberg's excellent introduction to the book." -- Pepi Leistyna, Harvard Educational Review