Social Studies – The Next Generation broadens the imagination within social studies education by highlighting current, cutting-edge scholarship incorporating critical discourses. Drawing on postmodern, poststructural, postcolonial, and feminist theories often borrowed from cultural studies, curriculum theory, critical geography, women’s studies, and queer studies, the scholars contributing to this volume ask new questions about social studies, use different methodologies to study the field, and report findings with new forms of textualization. This book is dialogic and even conversational, ending with provocative responses from established social studies scholars and the editors and disturbs the given and the taken for granted in social studies research.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 305 pp.
Contents: Cleo H. Cherryholmes: Researching Social Studies in the Postmodern: An Introduction – Elizabeth E. Heilmann/Avner
Segall: Social Studies Research in the Context of Intellectual Thought – Kevin D. Vinson: Social Studies in an Age of Image:
Surveillance-Spectacle and the Imperatives of «Seeing» Citizenship Education – Lisa J. Cary: Within and against Citizenship
Bad Girls in Deviant Subject Positions – Lisa W. Loutzenheiser: Gendering Social Studies, Queering Social Education – Dawn
Shinew: Citizenship and Belonging: Constructing «a Sense of Place and a Place that Makes Sense» – Brenda Trofanenko: The Public
Museum and Identity: Or, the Question of Belonging – Robert J. Helfenbein, Jr.: Space, Place, and Identity in the Teaching
of History: Using Critical Geography to Teach Teachers in the American South – Avner Segall: What’s the Purpose of Teaching
a Discipline, Anyway? The Case of History – Tammy Turner-Vorbeck: Representations of Family in Curriculum: A Poststructural
Analysis – Trenia Walker: Adventures in Metropolis: Popular Culture in Social Studies – Elizabeth E. Heilman: Critical, Liberal,
and Poststructural Challenges for Global Education – Joe L. Kincheloe: Social Studies in Flux: In Pursuit of a New Rigor,
Criticality, and Practicality – Merry M. Merryfield: Whose Worldview? Representation and Reality in the Social Studies – William
B. Stanley: Two Cheers for Postmodernism: Some Caveats Regarding Postmodern Research in Social Education – Margaret Smith
Crocco: The Invisible Hand of Theory in Social Studies Education – Walter C. Parker: Deploying Foucault: Purposes and Consequences
– Keith C. Barton: After the Essays Are Ripped Out. What? The Limits of a Reflexive Encounter – Avner Segall: Critical Social
Studies. Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here? – Elizabeth E. Heilman: The Problem with the Problem of Authority:
Critical Postmodern Deconstruction as Democratic Practice – Cleo H. Cherryholmes: Visions, Consequences, and the Construction
of Social Studies Education.