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Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know

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  • Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know (Westview Press) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Donaldo Macedo, Paulo Freire (Foreword by), Professor Joe L Kincheloe (Commentaries by)

    Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know

    Trade paperback, Westview Press
    2006
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    246 pages

    ISBN: 0813343380
    ISBN-13: 9780813343389

    Literacies of Power illustrates the many ways American schools, media, and other social institutions perpetuate ignorance. In this new, expanded edition, Donaldo Macedo shows why so-called common culture literacy is a form of dominant cultural reproduction that undermines independent thought and goes against the best interests of our students. Offering a wide-ranging counterargument, Macedo shows why cultural literacy cannot be restricted to the acquisition of Western heritage values, which sustain an ideology that ... Show more

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