1st Edition

Handbook of Cultural Studies and Education

Edited By Peter Pericles Trifonas, Susan Jagger Copyright 2019
    550 Pages
    by Routledge

    550 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Cultural Studies in Education brings together interdisciplinary voices to ask critical questions about the meanings of diverse forms of cultural studies and the ways in which it can enrich both education scholarship and practice. Examining multiple forms, mechanisms, and actors of resistance in cultural studies, it seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice by examining the theme of resistance in multiple fields and contested spaces from a holistic multi-dimensional perspective converging insights from leading scholars, practitioners, and community activists. Particular focus is paid to the practical role and impact of these converging fields in challenging, rupturing, subverting, and changing the dominant socio-economic, political, and cultural forces that work to maintain injustice and inequity in various educational contexts. With contributions from international scholars, this handbook serves as a key transdisciplinary resource for scholars and students interested in how and in what forms Cultural Studies can be applied to education.


    Section I: Curriculum and Pedagogy

    1. Education Writes Back: On the Future/Present of Cultural Studies of Education

    [Robert J. Helfenbein]

    2. Discourses of Opposition and Resistance in Education: Alternative Spaces for a Militant Pedagogy

    [Panayota Gounari]

    3. Teaching and Learning Risk in the Context of Mathematics Education: From the Deficit Theory to Critical Pedagogy of Risk

    [Nenad Radakovic]

    4. Fusion of the Ontario Curriculum, the Tyler Rationale, and EQAO Standardized Testing: A Counter-Productive Approach to Reducing the Achievement Gap

    [Ardavan Eiziderad]

    5. Pièce de Résistance: Board Games as a Disruptive Innovation in Education

    [Jennifer Dickens, Eric Dickens, and Craig Vivian]

    Section II: Difference and Diversity

    6. Captive Songs of Resistance: A Posthumanist Cartography of a Deaf Diaspora

    [Joanne Weber]

    7. Theories of the Intellectual: Education and the Cultural Politics of Free Speech

    [Zeus Leonardo and Nicole Rangel]

    8. Gifted Programs: Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Students, or Just Good Teaching Practice?

    [Limin Jao]

    9. Young People Heating up in the London Kettle: Reading Between the Fault Lines of Race and Class Wars of the British Urban Riot Scene (1958-2011)

    [Jo-Anne Dillabough, Charlotte Rochez ,and Beatrice Balfour]

    10. The Obstacle of Difference and the Solution of Inclusive Schooling

    [Terry Louisy]

    Section III: Languages and Literacies

    11. "There’s Really a Lot Going on Here": Toward a Cosmopolitics of Reader-Response

    [Rob Simon, Phil Nichols, Will Edwards, and Gerald Campano]

    12. Poststructuralism, Linguistic Imperialism, and the English-Only Question

    [Michael Koslowski]

    13. Semiotics in Education

    [Marcel Danesi]

    14. Rewriting the Educational Legacy of Imperialism

    [Peter Pericles Trifonas]

    15. Re-mixing Culture, Language and the Politics of Boundaries in Education: Toward Critical Hip-Hop Ill-Literacies

    [Awad Ibrahim]

    Section IV: Media and Technology

    16. The "Digital Subjects" of 21st Century Education: On Datafication, Educational Technology and Subject Formation

    [Felicitas Macgilchrist]

    17. "You Guys Are Killing me with this Dreck": Contemporary Attitudes toward the Golden, Atomic, Silver, and Bronze Eras of Comic Book Production

    [David Hayes]

    18. Swamp King

    [Douglas Kellner]

    19.Faith in Fakes: The Symbolic Violence of Wrestling

    [Peter Pericles Trifonas]

    20. Heterotopias of the Living and the Dead

    [Michelle Dubek, Susan Jagger, and Erminia Pedretti]

    Section V: Ecology and Place

    21. Culturally Responsive Science Education at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Retrospective 1974-1989

    [Gregory Cajete]

    22. Considerations of Spirituality in Science Education

    [Darren Hoeg]

    23. Locks

    [Nicola Maquire]

    24. Enclosing the Commons: Beyond A Beautiful Destruction

    [Rita Forte, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, and Giuliano Reis]

    25. Sketches Along the Road West: It’s a Beauty Way to Go

    [Susan Jagger]

    Section VI: Arts and Aesthetic Inquiry

    26. Symbiotic Relationship between Academy Music Studies and Indigenous Knowledge in Folk Music: A Case of Department of Music and Dance at Kenyatta University

    [Timothy K. Njoora]

    27. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Graffiti Artist: Teacher of Resistance

    [Marla Morris]

    28. Learning Through Resistance in an Urban Arts School Transformation Project

    [Bronwen Low, Michael Lipset and Melissa Proietti]

    29. Learning stories and Reggio Emilia inspired pedagogical documentation: Formative methods of assessment for the elementary school music classroom

    [Paula MacDowell, Michelle Didier, Kristy Dolha, Christine Stuart, Natalie Vermeer, and Peter Gouzouasis]

    30. Still Not at Home: Poetry in Education

    [Carl Leggo]



    Peter Pericles Trifonas is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada

    Susan Jagger is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University, Canada

    ‘Arriving at a hazardous historical juncture where forces of repression are consolidating worldwide, this remarkable collection of essays not only helps us gain a more granular purchase on important issues currently threatening our freedoms, but succeeds in fostering fecund contexts for the mobilization of dissent. An important book for these unsettling times.’ 

    Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Chapman University and author of Pedagogy of Insurrection