Since the United States has gone South in a number of respects, it is crucial to our understandings of ourselves and our current milieu to peer through the mist that covers the intricacies of the culture and history of the South.
A Curriculum of Place: Understandings Emerging through the Southern Mist presents new and provocative insights into the study of curriculum and place focusing on the South. The essays emphasize understanding the importance of Southern place politically, educationally, and experientially. Southern place is studied autobiographically, historically, and educationally through the lenses of race, class, gender, sexuality, and social justice. Questions are raised concerning the effects of place on the development of Southern identity, educational dispositions, popular culture, politics, and other issues. Ultimately this book affirms the importance of the study of place in contemporary discussions of culture and curriculum.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2013. XIII, 224 pp.
Contents: William M. Reynolds: Preface – Shirley R. Steinberg: Revisiting and Reconceptualizing Southern Ghosts: Curriculum
from the Other Side – William M. Reynolds: The Southern Mist: The Shaping of American Culture and Politics – David Callejo
Pérez: A Journey Toward Self: A Personal Narrative of the Impact of Ole Miss and Civil Rights Research – Robert Lake: Sailing
with Septima: A Curricular Journey Through the Jim Crow South – Toby Daspit: Moving In and Out of Shadows: Confronting Specters
of Slavery in a High School African American Studies Program – Donald Livingston: Velvet Glove or a Hammer? Teaching about
Poverty and Racism in the Rural South – Ming Fang He/Angela Haynes/Sonia Janis/Consuela Ward/Michel Mitchell Pantin/Cynthia
Mikell: Teaching Courageously: In-Between Contested Race, Gender, Class, and Power in the U.S. South – Sabrina N. Ross: The
Politics of Politeness: Theorizing Race, Gender, and Education in White Southern Space – Ugena Whitlock: Exposure: Possibilities
of Place for Queering Curriculum Studies – Julie Maudlin: Southern Discomfort: Unsettling «Home» Through Autobiography.