The Role of Cultural Introspection in College Teaching
Edited By Susan Diana Longerbeam and Alicia Fedelina Chávez
Chapter Sixteen: Family and Geopolitics in a Culturally Alienated Society
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Family AND Geopolitics IN A Culturally Alienated Society
R. A. KASHANIPOUR
Latin American History Northern Arizona University
The culturally alienated society as a whole is dependent on the society that oppresses it and whose economic and cultural interests it serves. At the same time, within the alienated society itself, a regime of oppression is imposed upon the masses by the power elites which in certain cases are the same as the external elites and in others are the external transformed by a kind of metastasis into domestic power groups.
—FREIRE, 1970 (PP. 2–3)
Culture not only mediates history, it shapes it. [Culture is] the primary terrain for realizing the political as an act of social intervention, a space in which politics is pluralized, recognized as contingent, and open to many formations.
—GIROUX & GIROUX, 2004 (P. 95)
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