Using Critical Praxis and Activism to Create Uncomfortable Spaces
Edited by Anthony J. Nocella II
Critical Educultural Teaching Approaches for Social Justice Activism
Virginia Lea and Erma Jean Sims
Narration, Place, and the Social
Marcia McKenzie and Andrew Bieler
From «Vergüenza» to «Échale Ganas»
Juan A. Ríos Vega
Essays on Leadership, Democracy, and Education
Dennis Carlson and C.P. Gause
An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation
Edited by Anthony J. Nocella, John Sorenson, Kim Socha and Atsuko Matsuoka
Crime, Mystery, and the Fascist Ventennio in the Historical Novel
Investigating Fascism offers an original approach to the historical novel and its connection to crime fiction. The study of contemporary novels set during Mussolini’s rule, with specific attention to the topics of violence, justice, mystery, and personal identity, leads to a discussion about, among others, Leonardo Sciascia, Maurizio De Giovanni, Carlo Lucarelli, and Andrea Camilleri. This text is based on two intertwining approaches: (1) an analysis of the ‘machine’ of the novel, focused on such aspects as characterization, the construction of the setting, and the narrative use of fantastic and subversive elements and (2) an analysis of the sociohistorical Fascist context. This book is a valuable reference for those who study Fascism, the social function of crime novels, and the connection between historical events and fiction.
This book will be of interest to students and teachers of education, to teachers and educational researchers, as well as to those with a passion for the history and politics of education.