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Title Talking truth, confronting power / edited by Jerome Satterthwaite, Michael Watts and Heather Piper.

Published Stroke on Trent, U.K. ; Sterling, Va. : Trentham Books, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  303.3 TALK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 164 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Discourse, power, resistance ; v. 6
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The elephant in the living room : or extending the conversation about the politics of evidence / Norman K. Denzin -- Degrees of denial : as global heating happens should we be educating for sustainable development or sustainable contraction? / David Selby -- Vulnerability : analytical concept or rhetorical idiom? / Frank Furedi -- Risky research or researching risk : the role of ethics review / Pat Sikes and Heather Piper -- Whose truth? Whose (who's in) power? International development, qualitative methodologies and science in Central America / Susan Heald -- "A better place to live" : school history textbooks, nationalist fantasies, and the incarcerating banality of white supremacy / Ken Montgomery -- Narrative research, narrative capital, narrative capability / Michael Watts -- Speaking truth to power : Edward Said and the work of the intellectual / Fazal Rizvi -- Blaspheming self-image : the reinterpretation of African American identity and other disruptions of contemporary master narratives / James Haywood Rolling, Jr. -- The "R" word : voicing race as a critical problem and not just a problem of practice / Paul Warmington.
Summary "This sixth volume in Trentham's Discourse, Power, Resistance series brings together an international team of writers to get to grips with the issues of marginalized knowledges and silenced voices, and the ways and means of speaking out. Part 1, Uncovering Truth, opens with analyses by Norman Denzin and Bob Lingard of neoliberal notions of what counts as knowledge. Both criticize the cramped research methodologies that produce it and expose the ruthlessness of the cultural politics at work in the preservation of epistemological orthodoxy. This is illustrated by examples from Canada by Ken Montgomery, Central America by Susan Heald and by Pat Sikes and Heather Piper in the UK. The arguments of Part 1 are brought together with a powerful restatement of Edward Said's critique of cultural imperialism by Fazal Rizvi. Part 2, Talking Truth, challenges the silencing of resistant voices and insists that uncomfortable, disquieting truths must be told. Globally, education is heading the wrong way, with potentially catastrophic consequences, discussed by David Selby. Kathryn Ecclestone identifies the specious concern for the learners, which constructs them as clients in need of emotional care and so frustrates their proper aspirations. James Rolling discusses how marginalized and silenced cultural groups are finding their voices and speaking out; and Paul Warmington reveals how unsayable things about race are being said. The book ends with Michael Watts' passionate advocacy of speaking from lived experience as a basis of sound knowledge."--Publisher's website.
Other author Satterthwaite, Jerome.
Watts, Michael, 1964-
Piper, Heather.
Subject Power (Social sciences)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Politics and culture.
Academic freedom.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Educational sociology.
ISBN 9781858564326 (pbk.)
1858564328 (pbk.)