Show Less
Restricted access

On Language, Democracy, and Social Justice

Noam Chomsky’s Critical Intervention- Foreword by Peter McLaren- Afterword by Pepi Leistyna


Pierre W. Orelus and Noam Chomsky

Every century has witnessed the birth of a few world-transcending intellectuals as well as talented emerging scholars. Noam Chomsky and Pierre W. Orelus are no exception. Using dialogues exchanged over the course of nine years, combined with heartfelt critical essays, Chomsky and Orelus analytically examine social justice issues, such as unbalanced relationships between dominant and subjugated languages, democratic schooling, neoliberalism, colonization, and the harmful effect of Western globalization on developing countries, particularly on the poor living in those countries. On Language, Democracy, and Social Justice offers a unique perspective on these issues. Educators and scholar-activists interested in challenging the long-standing status quo to inspire transformative social, educational, and political change must read this book.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access



Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Orelus, Pierre W.On language, democracy, and social justice: Noam Chomsky’s critical intervention /Pierre W. Orelus, Noam Chomsky.pages cm. — (Counterpoints: studies in the postmodern theory of education; vol. 458)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Chomsky, Noam. 2. Sociolinguistics. 3. Democracy. 4. Social justice.I. Orelus, Pierre W. II. Title.P85.C47A5 410.92—dc23 2013023709ISBN 978-1-4331-2448-8 (hardcover)ISBN 978-1-4331-2447-1 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-4539-1190-7 (e-book)ISSN 1058-1634


Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “DeutscheNationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data is availableon the Internet at


You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.