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The Notion of Neo-liberalism as Public Pedagogy

We came across to CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) blog where Joyce Middleton writes about Vorris Nunley's work. Professor Nunley is interested the intersections of rhetoric, space, and episteme. He works as an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

The studies on Rhetorical and Critical theory, public pedagogies and composition, visual culture, neo-liberalism and African American expressive culture of Nunley are based in part on Henry Giroux’s notion of the neo-liberalism as public pedagogy:

    At this point, I ask readers not to misread my critique: Compositional diversity is important. It carves out a space for marginalized folks to have a job in the academy and elsewhere. In the classroom, it allows previous, backstage student voices (to borrow Erving Goffman’s term) to occupy center stage. And if neo-liberal diversity is merely about center staging marginalized academic and student voices so that they can be slotted into the normative political rationality, then let’s celebrate the inclusive dance, but not the illusion of a transformative political rationality that seduced many of us to purchase admission tickets to the diversity ball in the first place.
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    If we take seriously Henry Giroux’s notion of neo-liberalism as public pedagogy as he argues in his book, Against the Terror of Neo-Liberalism, then we must also understand pedagogy and learning occur across a spectrum of social practices and settings through the educational force of the entire culture...

I am familiar with epistemology and it sure is dense, what is precisely what I love it. It's been a while since I don't read or hear about this matter and I just wanted to share with you something that I used to do back then when I was interested in the origins of knowledge. Did you learn about the Resistance Pedagogy?

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