Successful resistance or resisting success? Surviving the silent social order of the theory classroom

Nicoll, Fiona and Gregg, Melissa (2008) Successful resistance or resisting success? Surviving the silent social order of the theory classroom. Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 22 2: 203-217. doi:10.1080/02691720802156359


Author Nicoll, Fiona
Gregg, Melissa
Title Successful resistance or resisting success? Surviving the silent social order of the theory classroom
Journal name Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1269-1728
1464-5297
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02691720802156359
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 203
End page 217
Total pages 15
Editor Leach, Joan
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
200204 Cultural Theory
2203 Philosophy
1702 Cognitive Sciences
Formatted abstract
Fiona Nicoll and Melissa Gregg met on the job at a new university having both moved from Sydney to Brisbane to take up their appointments. Here they share reflections on teaching a cultural theory course that they inherited from a prominent Australian Professor of Cultural Studies, offering the perspectives of two consecutive generations of cultural studies theorists now teaching in the field since the early 1990s. This situation gives rise to new interpretations regarding the value and uses of theory in the classroom. Noting the subtle differences involved in teaching the same theoretical material in different cities, the ironies of teaching radical cultural theory in a conservative institutional environment, and the specific opportunities and challenges of teaching cultural studies theory as opposed to others, the article considers some of the silences teachers must also contend with in their classroom practice, drawing on and expanding the terrain established by Thorkelson's thesis.
Keyword Pedagogy
Theory
Cultural Studies
Teaching
Cultural Theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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