Alternative Content & Pedagogy Choices
The following are books and online resources I have collected on teaching alternative content and pedagogy. In other words, these perspectives are valuable because they feature people whose voices have been historically under-represented and even stifled in the mainstream, and are therefore necessary perspectives to consider when constructing a balanced narrative. They are listed in no particular order, and I am continuing to add and grow the list as I discover new resources. Please feel free to make suggestions to add to the list, I'm always interested in new finds! Drop a line on the contact form.
Alternative Perspectives on the Middle East, Latin America, and the "Global South"
Haddad, Bassam. The dawn of the Arab uprisings: end of an old order?. London: Pluto Press, 2012. Print.
Joya, Malalai, and Derrick Keefe. A woman among warlords: the extraordinary story of an Afghan who dared to raise her voice. New York: Scribner, 2009. Print.
Mor, Dalya. Arab women writers: an anthology of short stories. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005. Print.
Pax, Salam. Salam pax: the clandestine diary of an ordinary Iraqi. Grove Press: 2003.
Adwan, Sami, Dan Bar-On and Eyal J. Naveh. Side by side: parallel histories of Israel/Palestine. New York: The New Press, 2012. Print.
Sitrin, Marina. Horizontalism: voices of popular power in Argentina. Edinburgh, Scotland: AK Press, 2006. Print.
Wright, Angus Lindsay, and Wendy Wolford. To inherit the earth: the landless movement and the struggle for a new Brazil. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books ;, 2003. Print.
Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage Books, 1979.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” http://www.maldura.unipd.it/dllags/docentianglo/materiali_oboe_lm/2581_001.pdf
Globalization & Economics
Bigelow, Bill, and Bob Peterson. Rethinking globalization: teaching for justice in an unjust world. Milwaukee, Wis.: Rethinking Schools Press, 2002. Print.
Parenti, Christian. Tropic of chaos: climate change and the new geography of violence. New York: Nation Books, 2011. Print.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. An aesthetic education in the era of globalization. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. Print.
Apple, Michael. Educational and Curricular Restructuring and the Neo-liberal and Neo-conservative Agendas: An Interview with Michael Apple.
LGBT & Queer Identities
"QZAP: The Queer Zine Archive Project." QZAP: The Queer Zine Archive Project. The Queer Zine Archive Project, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2013.
Classroom Practices, Pedagogy & Politics
Pranis, Kay. The little book of circle processes: a new/old approach to peacemaking. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005. Print.
McLaren, Peter, and Joe L. Kincheloe.Critical pedagogy: where are we now?. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. Print.
Verma, Rita. Be the change: teacher, activist, global citizen. New York: P. Lang, 2010. Print.
Gabbard, David. Knowledge and power in the global economy politics and the rhetoric of school reform. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000. Print.
Shor, Ira. Freire for the classroom: a sourcebook for liberatory teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1987. Print.
Connor, Jane Marantz, and Dian Killian. Connecting across differences: finding common ground with anyone, anywhere, anytime. 2nd ed. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press, 2012. Print.
Bill Bigelow’s website for more alternative teaching resources: www.rethinkingschools.org
"Sweatshops at Home and Abroad" Syllabus
I co-designed a syllabus for a Georgetown University Anthropology Undergraduate course entitled "Sweatshops at Home and Abroad." We explored themes of labor, migration, gender, race, and economics as a means to examine the human impact of global trade. Below you will find readings and assignments that might be helpful if you are teaching an economics, history, gender, or anthropology course at the high school or college level.