A Question of Discipline: Pedagogy, Power, and the Teaching of Cultural Studies

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The two African- Caribbean students I interviewed were much more dubious about what the marks that we give them reveal about them; as they pointed out to me, their doubt stems from the racism they experienced in their schooling. One of these two students, a mature male, stated quite eloquently that he knew that he had the 'ability' to do well in school, but his racist teachers had refused to recognise his abilities and therefore had made it impossible for him to get a proper education the first time around.
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I do not mean to suggest that putting numbers rather than names on essays will make essay marking objective; rather, it will disrupt the flow of knowledge that we collect about students. Of course, in a different system graded assessment might not be necessary.

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Canaan, Joyce (n.d.) "My Power / Your Knowledge: Disciplining Cultural Studies Students Through Grading".

Ellsworth, Elizabeth ( 1994) "Why Doesn't This Feel Empowering? Working through the Repressive Myths of Critical Pedagogy", in Lynda Stone, ed. The Education Feminism Reader. London: Routledge, pp. 300-27.

Foucault, Michel ( 1979) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. ( Alan Sheridan , trans.) New York: Vintage Press.

Gore, Jennifer ( 1993) The Struggle for Pedagogies: Critical and Feminist Discourses as Regimes of Truth. New York: Routledge.

hooks, bell ( 1991) Yearning: Race, Gender and Cultural Politics. London: Turnaround Press.

Lather, Patti ( 1991) Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern. New York: Routledge.

Lather, Patti ( 1992) "Post-Critical Pedagogies: A Feminist Reading", in Carmen Luke and Jennifer Gore, eds., Feminisms and Critical Pedagogy. London: Routledge, pp. 120-37.

Luke, Carmen, and Jennifer Gore, eds. ( 1992) Feminisms and Critical Pedagogy. London:Routledge.

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Morgan, Wendy, and Erica McWilliams ( 1995) "Keeping an Untidy House: A Disjointed Paper about Academic Space, Work and Bodies" in Richard Smith and Philip Wexler, eds., After Post-modernism: Education, Politics and Identity. London: Falmer.

Perlstein, Rick ( 1995) "Funny Doctor, I don't feel antidisciplined': Cultural Studies as Disciplinary Habitus (or, Reading Cultural Studies)". parallax: a journal of metadiscursive theory and cultural practices 1: 131-42.

Public Enemy ( 1990) "Fight the Power", on Fear of a Black Planet, CBS Records.

Walkerdine, Valerie ( 1990) Schoolgirl Fictions. London: Verso.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1 - Questions of Discipline/ Disciplining Cultural Studies 1
  • Notes 9
  • References 10
  • 2 - Theory, Area Studies, Cultural Studies: Issues of Pedagogy in Multiculturalism 11
  • Notes 23
  • References 25
  • 3 - Doing Cultural Studies in Colleges of Education 27
  • Notes 39
  • References 40
  • 4 - Teaching Without Guarantees: Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, and Identity 42
  • Notes 69
  • References 71
  • 5 - 'It Ain't like Any Other Teaching': Some Versions of Teaching Cultural Studies 74
  • Notes 93
  • References 95
  • 6 - Mediating Desire: Visual Representation, Power, and Informed Consent in Teaching Feminist Cultural Studies 97
  • Notes 115
  • References 115
  • 7 - Teaching/Cultural Studies (or Pedagogy for 'World'-Travellers/ 'World'-Travelling Pedagogy) 117
  • Notes 128
  • References 128
  • 8 - Mirrors, Paintings, and Romances 131
  • Notes 151
  • References 154
  • 9 - Examining the Examination: Tracing the Effects of Pedagogic Authority on Cultural Studies Lecturers and Students 157
  • Notes 175
  • References 177
  • 10 - The Voice of Authority: on Lecturing in Cultural Studies 178
  • Notes 189
  • References 191
  • 11 - All Roads Lead to . . . Problems with Discipline 192
  • Notes 201
  • References 203
  • About the Book and Editors 205
  • About the Contributors 206
  • Index 208
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