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Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism


reviewed by Paul Carr — July 06, 2007

coverTitle: Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism
Author(s): P. McLaren and N. Jaramillo
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9077874844 , Pages: 220, Year: 2007
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A book that unabashedly unmasks what many people know to be a crude and deceptive drum beat of immorality that plagues much of the planet, Peter McLaren and Nathalia Jaramillo have laid out, in Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism, a detailed and critically argued treatise about the dangers of not confronting US hegemony and its “permanent war” on terror. The book is not a light read, nor is it easily digestible in the obligatory sound-bites that pepper the cultural landscape of get-rich-quick schemes, reality shows, and fantasy sit-coms that serve to pacify and neutralize the proverbial masses. The book takes on a number of broad themes and challenges pervasive beliefs about the need to dominate, to control, to be patriotic, and to make a profit. In typical McLarenesque style, much of the writing floods the senses with nuanced signification and humorous undertones about... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 06, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14547, Date Accessed: 8/21/2014 9:57:33 PM

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  • Paul Carr
    Youngstown State University
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    PAUL R. CARR, who is from Canada, is Assistant Professor at Youngstown State University, where he teaches the sociology of education. His research focus lies in the area of democracy and social justice in education, and his recent book, co-edited with Darren E. Lund of the University of Calgary, entitled The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education, is published by Sense Publishers. Paul can be reached at prcarr@ysu.edu, and his website is www.coe.ysu.edu/~paulcarr/.
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