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Essays on Culture and Education

Shirley R. Steinberg and Lindsay Cornish

Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education is a collection of 15 compelling and controversial articles from the pages of Taboo: The Journal of Cultural Studies and Education. Scholars including Henry A. Giroux, Deborah P. Britzman, and Lawrence Grossberg explore intersections of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and power by examining cultural icons such as Forrest Gump and Borat, and social phenomena including cheerleading and the depiction of Jewish mothers on television. Taboo: Essays on Culture and Education is an indispensable resource for cultural studies scholars and students alike.
Contents: Lawrence Grossberg: What’s in a Name (One More Time) – Deborah P. Britzman: What Is This Thing Called Love? – Aaron D. Gresson III: Postmodern America and the Multicultural Crisis: Reading Forrest Gump as the «Call Back to Whiteness» – Henry A. Giroux: Black, Bruised, and Read All Over: Public Intellectuals and the Politics of Race – Kurt Kors: The Scenography of HIV Infection for Young Gay Men: Educating Emotion and Desire – Kathalene A. Razzano: Tiger Woods: A Discursive Struggle over the Construction of a Multiracial Image – Awad Ibrahim: «Hey, Whadup Homeboy?» Identification, Desire, and Consumption - Hip Hop, Performativity, and the Politics of Becoming Black – Molly Quinn: Getting Thrown Around: Little Girls and Cheerleading – Myrna Hant: TV Jewish Mothers: The Creation of a Multiethnic Antiheroine – Michelle Stack: Made for TV: Selling Kids’ Suffering and Creating Angels to Save Them – Priya Parmar: Cultural Studies and Rap: The Poetry of an Urban Lyricist – Eric J. Weiner: Constructions of Innocence in Times of War: Breaking into the Hegemony of Peace – Dennis Parsons: Almost Feminist: Truth, the Trope of the Writer, and the Male Gaze in Almost Famous – Roymieco A. Carter/Leila E. Villaverde: Laughing at Ourselves (in the Dark): Comedy and the Critical Reflections of Social Actions.