Curriculum and the Cultural Body

by Stephanie Springgay (Volume editor) Debra Freedman (Volume editor)
©2007 Textbook 269 Pages
Series: Complicated Conversation, Volume 20


Curriculum and the Cultural Body extends the discussion of body knowledge by attending to the unspoken questions and practices in education that silence, conceal, and limit bodies. The collection of essays exemplifies a new genre of interdisciplinary writing, drawing on such diverse discourses as curriculum studies; cultural studies; film studies; media and technology studies; feminist theory; queer theory; phenomenology; a/r/tography; and art education. The authors in this edited book explore the multiplicities and complexities of the body in learning and knowing. Each engages with questions that relate the practices of culture to a re-conceptualization of the body in and as curriculum.


ISBN (Softcover)
Körperbild Performance (Kunst) Curriculum Body Cultural study Education Critical theory Visual art /culture Feminist theory
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XVIII, 269 pp.

Biographical notes

Stephanie Springgay (Volume editor) Debra Freedman (Volume editor)

The Editors: Stephanie Springgay is an Assistant Professor of Art Education and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum studies and art education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research and artistic explorations focus on issues of relationality and an ethics of embodiment. In addition, as a multidisciplinary artist working with installation and video-based art, she investigates the relationship between artistic practices and methodologies of educational research through a/r/tography. Debra Freedman is an Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University in the department of Educational Policy Studies. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests include curriculum theory, cultural studies, and teacher education.


Title: Curriculum and the Cultural Body