Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from No. 82, Summer

Hybrid Positioning and Student Agency in the Post-Colonial Americas: Why Teaching American Indian Literature Matters
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Each semester in the classroom, I am reminded of the ongoing burden of colonial ideologies: the erasure of groups of peoples, essentialism, and ahistorical assumptions about the self and the other. Despite the civil rights...
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Introduction: Teaching Post-Colonial Literatures in the Age of Empire
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Are colonialism and imperialism over and done with? On its face this would seem to be the case, at least as measured by the United Nations' membership roll call. From Martinique to Angola, Tasmania to Lebanon, Cambodia or...
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Reading the Difficult Text
Can we convince our students that a part-time job at Wal-Mart or Barnes and Noble will help to create a global, collective democracy? It's doubtful: most of the students I have talked to about their jobs at mega corporations believe they are, and I...
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You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-41, John March, editor, is the first anthology of American labor poetry of the Great Depression ever published. $17.99 from Amazon.com. The Center for Media and Democracy is publishing...
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Searching for an Authentic Filipino Voice: F. Sionil Jose's Dusk
The space that I inhabit is not my own. It is a space that shifts: where imperial and native cultures mingle, where traditions of the past and imaginings of the future coalesce in the present, where a sense of belonging eludes definitive place. As...
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Teachers of Religion, Religion of Teachers
"You are a Christian?" When students put this rhetorical question to their professors, how should their teachers respond? "Religion is a private matter." "That's none of your business." "Of course, I am a Christian." "Sorry to inform you, but I'm a...
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Teaching Transnationally: Queer Studies and Imperialist Legacies in Monique Truong's the Book of Salt
For the past few years, I have taught Monique Truong's 2003 novel, The Book of Salt as the final unit in an upper-division general education Women Studies course on queer literature. The course, Lesbian and Queer Perspectives on Literature and Media,...
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The Postcolonial Student: Learning the Ethics of Global Solidarity in an English Classroom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the fall of 2006, I planned and taught my first course in post-colonial literature as a full-time faculty member of Kent State University's English department. (1) This essay provides a brief discussion of the teaching...
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The Promise of Tourism: Colonial Imagery in Advertising
The thing you have always suspected about yourself the minute you become a tourist is true: A tourist is an ugly human being. Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place The upmarket Indian hoteliers didn't try to make India a home away from home. q-hey set...
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