Leaving Safe Harbors
Toward a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life
By (author) Dennis L. Carlson
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Leaving Safe Harbors by Dennis L. Carlson
Book DescriptionTo rise to the challenges of postmodern culture, Carlson argues, progressives will need to leave the safe harbors of what is familiar and comfortable. A new progressivism can only be forged of a fundamental re-thinking and re-mythologizing of democratic education. Drawing upon cultural studies perspectives, Carlson interrogates philosophy through popular culture for mythologies that might guide such a progressivism. Carlson uses Platonic, Hegelian, Nitzschean, and Heideggerian "mythologies" to elaborate a progressive model that provides powerful ways of "thinking" democratic education and public life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415933773
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dennis L. Carlson
Promises to Keep, Hardback (May 2003)
For all of its promise, public education in the twentieth century never lived up to its democratic potential. This book takes a serious look at the slow erosion of the fuller democratic meaning of a public education and a public life.
Power/knowledge/pedagogy, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Dennis L. Carlson
"The essays in this volume explore the educational implications of unsettling shifts in politics, economics, popular culture, and social theory associated with postmodernism. These shifts, the authors"
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Author Biography - Dennis L. Carlson
Dennis Carlson is Senior Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio
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