Beyond Comfort Zones in Multiculturalism: Confronting the by Sandra Jackson, Jose Solis

By Sandra Jackson, Jose Solis

For peoples whose felony agreements, treaties, and different accords and conventions with the U.S. were violated, multiculturalism as a pedagogical device usually turns into suspect of reinforcing the continuing reification and abstraction in their cultures and countries with little if any genuine that means for academic and social transformation. the ongoing oppression and repression of the workout of self-determination for African americans; the patience of guidelines geared toward the destruction of indigenous populations and land; the insidious continuation of classical colonialism in terms of Puerto Rico are all vibrant reminders to those peoples of the racist, classist, sexist, and homophobic patriarchy that characterizes their prestige. to be able to restoration people's rights to completely confirm their very own histories, Jackson and Solis indicate that it truly is vital to wreck the fabric foundations that breed and recycle the ideology, discourse, and cultural practices of domination. it's not adequate to rejoice range and distinction; there needs to be grand-scale social, political, monetary, and academic transformation.

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18. Sylvanus G. Morely and George W. Bainerd, The Ancient Maya (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1983); Robert M. Carmack, Quichean Civilization (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973). 19. Anthony Aveni, Empires of Time: Calenders, Clocks and Cultures (New York: Basic Books, 1989). 20. Mexican astronomy is discussed in D. Duran, Book of Gods and Rites and the Ancient Calendar (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971); also see Paul Radin, The Sources and Authenticity of the History of Ancient Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Publications in American Archeology and Ethnology, Vol.

Consider a typical introductory-level philosophy course. Students will in all probability explore the works of the ancient Greek philosophers,6 the fundamentals of Cartesian logic and Spinoza, stop off for a visit with Hobbes, Hume, and Locke, cover a chapter or two of Kant’s aesthetics, dabble a bit in Hegelian dialectics, and review Nietzsche’s assorted rantings. A good leftist professor may add a dash of Marx’s famous ‘‘inversion’’ of Hegel and, on a good day, his commentaries on the frailties of Feuerbach.

52–53. 48. Martin Carnoy, Education as Cultural Imperialism (New York: David McKay, 1974); also see Laurie Anne Whitt, ‘‘Cultural Imperialism and the Marketing of Native America,’’ forthcoming in Historical Reflections, 1995. 49. A fascinating analysis of how this works, distorting the perspectives of perpetrator and victim alike, may be found in Richard James Blackburn, The Vampire of Reason: An Essay in the Philosophy of History (London: Verso, 1990). 50. , ‘‘Forward: American Fantasy,’’ in Gretchen M.

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