Examining social theory : crossing borders/reflecting back
- New York : P. Lang, c2010.
- Physical description
- xix, 289 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) v. 355.
H61 .E93 2010
- Unknown H61 .E93 2010
- Chapman, Daniel Ethan.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Daniel Ethan Chapman
- Aloha for sale : a class analysis of Hawaii / Jean J. Ryoo and Peter McLaren
- American dreams: class in the United States / Susan Falls
- Global Malawiana : social theory and Malawi's global encounters / Steve Sharra
- Life among the ruins of empire : a Peace Corps education in Libya / Dennis Carlson
- Taking a social semiotic view of the spread of English / Tony Lee
- Monolingual ideology in the US : history, hegemony, and linguistic privilege / Hidehiro Endo and Paul Chamness Reece-Miller
- All we are saying : identity, communal strife, and the possibility of peace / H. Svi Shapiro
- Jewish identity in white and black / Daniel Ethan Chapman
- Sexuality in the Arab world : complexity and contradiction / Rachel Bailey Jones and Shawgi Tell
- Veiling the queer / C.P. Gause
- Contributions to social theory from dialogic feminism : giving a voice to all women / Ainhoa Flecha and Lidia Puigvert
- Feminist consciousness, transnationalism, and the interruption of borders / Leila E. Villaverde
- "In the spirit" : defining democracy and public education in South Africa / Donyell L. Roseboro
- Critical race theory, educational equity, and democracy in the US / Sabrina N. Ross
- Religious identity in the classroom and the looking-glass self / Christopher Stonebanks and Melanie Stonebanks
- Taking responsibility for the unconscious and Caputo's notion of religion-without-religion / Glenn M. Hudak
- Indigenous knowledges and pedagogy : a bicultural approach to curriculum / Diti Hill and Adrienne Sansom
- Reflections on multicultural education in the US : a complicated conversation / Delores D. Liston and Lorraine S. Gilpin.
- Publisher's Summary
- This collection of essays introduces multiple social theories through discussions of ideas across national borders. In each of the nine sections, the first chapter introduces a theory in a context outside of the United States. The second chapter then responds to the first by refocusing the discussion inside the United States. It has long been understood that it is difficult to perceive one's own context as contingent on culture and history, thus, exploring social phenomena in a different context assists in perceiving the dynamics at play. Ultimately, though, social theory should be used to analyze one's own environment and understand how class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc., inform one's own culture. Examining Social Theory: Crossing Borders/ Reflecting Back brings together diverse perspectives on similarities and differences across borders and cultures, and provides a structure in which they juxtapose, align, contrast, and reverberate - the better for us to study, discuss, and understand.
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- Table of contents
- Social sciences.
- Publication date
- edited by Daniel Ethan Chapman.
- Counterpoints, 1058-1634 ; v. 355