Pedagogy of the Poor Building the Movement to End Poverty

ISBN-10: 0807752282
ISBN-13: 9780807752289
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 5/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858

The authors present a new kind of interdisciplinary pedagogy that brings together antipoverty grassroots activism and relevant social theories about poverty. This unique book combines the oral history of a renowned antipoverty organizer with accessible introductions to relevant social theories, case studies, in-class student debates, and pedagogical reflections. This multilayered approach makes it useful to both social activists committed to eradicating poverty and educators looking for ways to teach about the struggles for economic and social justice.

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Plight, Fight, and Insight of the Poor�The Need for a Pedagogy to End Poverty
Interview with Willie Baptist (I): From the Cotton Fields to the Watts Uprisings
Different Perspectives on Poverty: An Introduction
A Critique of jeffery Sachs's The End of Poverty
Interview with Willie Baptist (II): The Contributions of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Supplement:
Class Debate on Resistance and Unintended Consequences
Root Causes of Poverty�Neoliberalism, High-Tech Capitalism, and Economic Crisis
Interview with Willie Baptist (IH): King's Poor People's Campaign, "Operation Cereal Bowl," and Labor Struggles at the Steel Plant
A Case Study on Organizing: The Struggle for Water in Postindustrial Detroit
Interview with Willie Baptist (IV): Lessons from the National Union of the Homeless-A Debate on Organizing
The Relevance of Gramsci's Theory of Hegemony for Social Justice Movements
Supplement: Gramsci, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Watts Uprising:
A Conversation
Interview with Willie Baptist (V): Evaluating Today's Struggles-Stories from the Movement to End Poverty
Ideology Theory and Antipoverty Movements
Supplement 1: Excerpts from the Ensuing In-Class Debate
Supplement 2: Some Theoretical Comments and Transition to the Next Session
Teach as We Fight, Learn as We Lead: Lessons in Pedagogy and the Poverty Initiative Model
Index
About the Authors and Contributors

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