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Crafting Critical Stories

Toward Pedagogies and Methodologies of Collaboration, Inclusion, and Voice

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Edited By Judith Flores-Carmona and Kristen V. Luschen

Critical storytelling, a rich form of culturally relevant, critical pedagogy, has gained great urgency in a world of standardization. Crafting Critical Stories asks how social justice scholars and educators narrate, craft, and explore critical stories as a tool for culturally relevant, critical pedagogy. From the elementary to college classroom, this anthology explores how different genres of critical storytelling – oral history, digital storytelling, testimonio, and critical family history – have been used to examine structures of oppression and to illuminate counter-narratives written with and by members of marginalized communities. The book highlights the complexity of culturally relevant, social justice education as pedagogues across the fields of education, sociology, communications, ethnic studies, and history grapple with the complexities of representation, methodology, and the meaning/impact of employing critical storytelling tools in the classroom and community.
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About the Editors

ABOUT THE EDITORS

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Judith Flores Carmona (Ph.D., University of Utah) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in the Honors College at New Mexico State University. Her work has appeared in Race Ethnicity and Education, Equity and Excellence in Education, and Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

Kristen V. Luschen (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Associate Professor of Education Studies and a founding faculty member of the Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth and Learning Program at Hampshire College. Her work has appeared in several edited books and in the journals Educational Studies and Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning.

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