Radical Teacher

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

Articles from No. 77, Winter

Academic Repression
A number of professors have been detained, arrested, or otherwise harassed in America's wars on Iraq and terror. Professor Ghazi-Walid Falah, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Akron, was arrested in Israel on July 8, 2006. Professor...
Anxious in Academe; Higher Education in the World of Bush and Cheney
I was not disappointed to have been omitted from David Horowitz's compendium of what (he claims) his publisher calls "The 101 Most Dangerous Professors in America." Admittedly, it was something of a downer to have to confess that, for all my purported...
Countering the Assault on Higher Education
"I encourage [fellow Republicans] to use the language that the left has deployed so effectively on behalf of its agendas. Radical professors have created a 'hostile learning environment' for conservative students. There is a lack of 'intellectual diversity'...
Librarians and the Patriot Act
In 2003, Santa Cruz County library director Anne Turner proclaimed to her board of directors that the FBI "has not been here this month" (Murphy, 2003). An odd pronouncement, except in the context of the Patriot Act, which forbids librarians to tell...
Reflections of a Transgender Medievalist
I am a gender-bending lesbian who teaches Beowulf at a business university. In this piece, I reflect on an incident that reminds me I have little control over where and when my identity becomes more or less prominent for my students. Because the incident...
Resources
Working Class Studies has been greatly enhanced by the addition of a new website www.ProletarianLiterature. net, maintained by Lawrence Hanley. This site contains invaluable information on working-class literature and a fine collection of original...
Rethinking Progressive Pedagogy
To what extent do right-wing attacks on the academic left have some legitimacy, or at least some rhetorical unavoidability, and how can we respond to their arguments forthrightly, with political and pedagogical effectiveness? It's a mistake to act...
Self Evident
By Ani DiFranco. On So Much Shouting So Much Laughter. Righteous Babe Records, 2002. Also available, with lyrics, at http://www.righteousbabe.com/ani/l_ self_evident.asp. I was on sabbatical September 11, 2001. At the time, I felt alienation from...
Teaching the Rhetorics of Imprisonment
On one unremarkable Sunday afternoon, along with a host of other SPAM, I received an email from "Freedom Fighters" with a subject line that read, "Homeland Security is Creating More Jobs." On Monday, I received the same email text, but this time it...
The Right V. Higher Education: Change and Continuity
Conservative attacks on higher education in the United States have a long history. To look back only half a century, in 1952 the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated "Communist Methods of Infiltration (Education)" that it claimed were...
War, Lies, and Pedagogy: Teaching in Fearful Times
[The editors of this issue posed some questions for Ira Shor. Here they are, with his responses.] EDITORS: Staten Island has sent many young people to Iraq, and many have died. Many people from Staten Island also died on 9/11. How do you encourage...
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