Strangers in a Strange Land: Pedagogy, Modernity, and Jewish Identity (Counterpoints #46) (Paperback)

Strangers in a Strange Land: Pedagogy, Modernity, and Jewish Identity (Counterpoints #46) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), H. Svi Shapiro (Editor) Cover Image
By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), H. Svi Shapiro (Editor)
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This is book number 46 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


The postmodern moment has meant an unprecedented acknowledgment of the importance of difference and the other in the constitution of human identity. Astonishingly, within critical educational studies this has not, till now, included a serious concern with Jews as either an oppressed or a marginalized group. For the first time, in this anthology, a number of leading voices in the field address the nature of Jewish experience and its connections to a radical vision for social and educational change. Bringing together both biography and social theory, the authors explore the pedagogy of Jewish experience, in its variety and complexity, and its connections to the transformative or critical visions they hold of education and our world.

About the Author


The Editor: H. Svi Shapiro grew up in London, England, where he was brought up in an orthodox Jewish home. For many years he was active in the Socialist-Zionist movement. He strongly identifies himself with the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam. He has written extensively on issues of social change and educational policy. Dr. Shapiro is the author of Between Capitalism and Democracy: Educational Policy and the Crisis of the Welfare State (1990) and (with David Purpel) Beyond Liberation and Excellence: Reconstructing the Public Discourse on Education. He is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820436890
ISBN-10: 0820436895
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints