Radical Teacher

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

Articles from No. 86, Winter

Canon Issues and Class Contexts: Teaching American Literature from a Market Perspective
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] How do we make class issues relevant for literature students in a way that is not just about what is inside a text, and thus conveniently distanced from their own lives and influences and choices? This question has long troubled...
In Memoriam
Liz Trubishi (age 16) and Nir Katz (age 26) were killed on Saturday night, August 1, 2009 during a mass shooting at Tel Aviv's LGBT youth center at the central office of the AGUDA: The LGBT Association in Israel. Fifteen other young people were wounded....
"Nobody's a Bum All Their Life": Teaching Class through William Kennedy's Ironweed
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Francis Phelan returns to Albany, New York, in 1938, after twenty-two years on the bum, he finds work in Saint Agnes Cemetery. Riding in the back of a rattling old truck, looking out at the monuments, cenotaphs, and grave...
Project Minerva and the Militarization of Anthropology
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When I had a 45-minute conversation with a senior Department of Defense official about the Pentagon's new Minerva initiative, I found that Project Camelot was on his mind as well as mine. He had been reading about Camelot,...
Resources
This is Where We Take Our Stand, a six-part web series about last year's Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan event, is available on http://www.thisiswherewetakeourstand.com, with additional resources on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. On January...
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix Edited by Lois Ahrens (PM Press, 2008) As an educator of undergraduate students who have grown up in the digital age, I am always in search of materials on social justice issues that engage the ways they encounter...
Transnational Feminism, Islam, and the Other Woman: How to Teach
Let's admit it: feminism is always confronted by the other woman. No, not the "Other" woman, not the women of color, poor women, women of the Third World: to those, even the most traditional liberal feminist gives a sympathetic nod, a phenomenon Audre...
Upward Mobility and Higher Education: Mining the Contradictions in a Worker Education Program
For over half a century, a college education has been seen as the conduit to white collar employment in this country. Yet, the expansion of higher education access and degree attainment has created greater expectations for upward mobility than the...
Urban School Reform
I am an Associate Teacher and I feel lucky because I have been offered my own classroom for the 2009-10 school year. However, there is worry in my heart. I am worried that I am going to resort to closing my classroom door and doing what I can for MY...
Youth, Media, and Justice: Lessons from the Chicago Doc Your Bloc Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The following document is a reflective explanation of a semester-long collaborative media project between teachers and students at the Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice (SOJO) in Chicago....
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