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World, Class, Women: Global Literature, Education, and Feminism Hardcover – November 25, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0415944908 ISBN-10: 0415944902 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415944902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415944908
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,349,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robin Goodman has written a path-breaking book which not only challenges the market-based attack on all things public, but also examines how theory and literature can be used to reclaim feminism, schooling, and economic justice as part of a broader effort in imagining a global democratic public sphere. Goodman's analysis of the complex relationship between feminism and critical pedagogy is the best I have read in decades. Her astute analysis of popular culture, her ease at crossing disciplinary boundaries, and her use of theory as a resource, and literature as a referent for a new kind of public pedagogy is brilliant. Anyone concerned about feminism, literature, pedagogy, and what it means to embrace matters of politics and social justice with conviction and courage should read this book.
–Henry A. Giroux, author of The Abandoned Generation

Reading theories and texts of identity and gender against the realities of a corporate world order driven by the ideology of the free market and the demand for profit at all costs, Goodman raises provocative and challenging questions for both feminists and other educators seeking to build a more just and equitable world.
–Kathleen Weiler, editor of Feminist Engagements

About the Author

Robin Truth Goodman is an assistant professor of English at Florida State University and a Global Fellow at the International Institute of University of California at Los Angeles. Her prior books include Strange Love: Or How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market (with Kenneth J. Saltman) and Infertilities: Exploring Fictions of Barren Bodies.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book powerfully challenges the central thinkers in feminist education criticizing psychoanalytic, postmodern and liberal perspectives. Part of what makes this book innovative and unique is that Goodman shows how seemingly emancipatory strains of thought affirm oppressive political ideologies and economic policies. She does so weaving literary examples with trenchant analyses of foreign and domestic policy. Deeply historical and tightly argued, this book is a must read for anyone concerned about feminism, education, and literary theory.
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