Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know With New Commentary by Shirley Steinberg, Joe Kincheloe, and Peter McLaren, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Literacies of Power

What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know With New Commentary by Shirley Steinberg, Joe Kincheloe, and Peter McLaren, 1st Edition

By Donaldo Macedo

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Literacies of Power illustrates the many ways American schools, media, and other social institutions perpetuate ignorance. Donaldo Macedo shows why so-called common culture literacy is a form of dominant cultural reproduction that undermines independent thought and goes against the best interests of our students. Offering a wide-ranging

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 Literacy for Stupidification: The Pedagogy of Big Lies, 2 Our Common Culture: A Poisonous Pedagogy, 3 Our Uncommon Culture: The Politics of Race, Class, Gender, and Language, 4 English Only: The Tongue-Tying of America, 5 Educational Reform: Literacy and Poverty Pimps, 6 Charitable Racism: Imposing Democracy Undemocratically

About the Author

Donaldo Macedo is Professor of English and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a leading authority in language studies and has published extensively in the areas of Creole languages, critical literacy, biligualism, and multiculturalism. His publications include Literacy: Reading the Word and the Word (with Paulo Freire, 1987), Dancing with Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance (with Lilia Bartolome, 1999), Howard Zinn on Democratic Education (with Howard Zinn, 2005) and Globalization of Racism (edited with Panayota Gounari, 2005). He is a collaborator with Noam Chomsky on the recently published book, Chomsky On Miseducation. His published work has been translated into several languages.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General