Paradoxically, in spite of its origins in and the early allegiances to Adult Education, Cultural Studies as a field of scholarship has not paid significant attention to questions of pedagogy. In contrast, A Question of Discipline: Pedagogy, Power, and the Teaching of Cultural Studies draws together reflexive practitioners of Cultural Studies from the UK, United States, Australia, and Spain to consider their practices as teachers in higher education. In a lively and accessible collection, the various authors raise questions about the nature of knowledge, the relationship between theory and practice, and the simultaneously political and intellectual project that constitutes Cultural Studies in its specific geopolitical and historical locations. This book will be essential reading for all involved in teaching, researching, and studying Cultural Studies and will also be an invaluable resource for those interested in questions of pedagogy in higher education more generally.
Joyce E. Canaan is senior lecturer and course director of the Postgraduate Diploma / MA in Research Methodology in the Department of Sociology, University of Central England in Birmingham. She has published extensively on British and U.S. youth, including coauthoring Common Culture (with Paul Willis, Simon Jones , and Geoff Hurd, 1990) and, most recently, a chapter in Understanding Masculinities: Social Relations and Cultural Arenas, edited by Maírtín Mac an Ghaill ( 1996). She is currently researching processes of grading in higher education and the cultural construction of illness in relation to repetitive strain injury.
Debbie Epstein is senior lecturer in Women's Studies and Education at the University of London Institute of Education, where she is based in the Centre for Research and Education on Gender and the academic group Culture, Communication and Societies. She has published widely on "race," gender, and sexuality in education. Recent books include Challenging Lesbian and Gay Inequalities in Education ( 1994), and Border Patrols: Policing the Boundaries of Heterosexuality, coedited with Deborah Lynn Steinberg and Richard Johnson ( 1997).