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Public Acts
Disruptive Readings on Making Curriculum Public





ISBN 9780415948401
Published June 29, 2004 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

As this book documents local, specific, and contextualized acts of resistance and offers a detailed analysis of varied forms of public literacies, it functions as a template to inform and inspire resistant practices in diverse communities.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Suzanne de Castell Introduction: Making Knowledge in Public: Overturning an Audience, Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco and Erica R. Meiners Section 1: Disruptive Desires Poverty, Policy, and Research: Toward a Dialogic Investigation, Amanda Boggan and Shauna Butterwick Desire and Betrayal in Community-Based Research, Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Waadookodaading Indigenous Language Immersion: Personal Reflections on the Gut-Wrenching Start up Years, Mary Hermes Trials and Tribulations for Social Justice, Adriana Espinoza Section 2: Audiences to Participants Theater Forum at the Urban Odyssey School: A Case Study, Michael Sanders Write it, Get it: Motivating Youth Writers, Michael Hoechsmann Take Two on Media and Race, David Stovall When I close my classroom door.: Private Places in Public Spaces, Jen Jensen Section 3: Public Acts Working between University and Community: Shifting the Focus, Shifting the Practice, Erica R. Meiners (with engagements from Salome Chasnoff and Roberto Sanabria) How Research Can be Made to Mean: Feminist Ethnography at the Limits of Representation, Patti Lather How New Yorkers Said No to War: An Experiment in Message and Action, Chris Cuomo Encounters with Memory and Mourning: Public Art as Collective Pedagogy of Reconciliation, Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

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Biography

Erica Meiners is Assistant Professor of Education and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University and the principal of an alternative high school for formerly incarcerated men and women in Chicago.
Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco works as a community educator, social researcher, and is visiting faculty at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.