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Title:
Leaving safe harbors : toward a new progressivism in American education and public life
Author:
Carlson, Dennis.
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Publication Information:
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415933766

9780415933780

9780415933773
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Book

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Summary

To rise to the challenges of postmodern culture, Carlson argues, progressives will need to leave the safe harbors of what is familiar and comfortable. A new progressivism can only be forged of a fundamental re-thinking and re-mythologizing of democratic education. Drawing upon cultural studies perspectives, Carlson interrogates philosophy through popular culture for mythologies that might guide such a progressivism. Carlson uses Platonic, Hegelian, Nitzschean, and Heideggerian "mythologies" to elaborate a progressive model that provides powerful ways of "thinking" democratic education and public life.


Author Notes

Dennis Carlsonis Senior Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio