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Session 8 Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada - Resources

Critical Pedagogy Theory
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Authors and Literary Works
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Additional Resources

Cheung, King-Kok (ed). An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
This collection introduces readers to the works of American authors of various Asian ethnic backgrounds.

Freedman, Sarah Warshauer, et al (eds). Inside City Schools:Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms. New York : Teachers College Press, 1999.
This report from a team of teacher-researchers in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans focuses on issues of literacy in ethnically diverse classrooms.

Mueller, Marnie. The Climate of the Country, 1999, Williamantic, CT; Curbstone Press.
A semiautobiographical novel set in the Tule Lake Internment Camp during W.W. II, it tells the story of the author’s fictionalized parents living and working in the camp; under conditions of wartime duress, they are forced to act against their beliefs. Ms. Mueller was the first Caucasian child born at the camp.

National Writing Project (NWP)
This Web site page for educators includes resource information about Japanese American Internment.

Perry, Theresa (ed). Teaching Malcolm X. New York: Routledge, 1996.
This anthology of writings discusses the teaching of Malcolm X's work to students of all levels.

Public Enemy. Fear of a Black Planet. Def Jam, 1990.
On this seminal album, the New York-based rappers combine music and poetry with a revolutionary edge.

Reed, Ishmael (ed). Multi-America:Essays on Cultural Wars & Cultural Peace. New York: Viking, 1997.
This collection of essays introduces readers to the many voices of multi-ethnic America and includes selections on assimilation, racial conflict, the gay rights movement, and stereotyping.

Scott-Heron, Gil. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Flying Dutchman Records, 1974.
This title track of this album is perhaps the most famous political spoken-word/music performance ever recorded.

Sundiata, Sekou. The Blue Oneness of Dreams. Mercury Records, 1997.
New York poet/performer Sundiata's spoken-word album includes elements of blues, jazz, funk, and African and Afro-Caribbean music, blues, funk.

Video and Films

Children of the Camps
This is a PBS documentary chronicling the experiences of six Japanese Americans whom, as children, were confined to internment camps with their families during World War II.

Freedom: A History of US
A co-production of Thirteen/WNET and Kunhardt Productions, the series tells the history of America through the perspective of freedom. Episode 12, Segment 6 addresses the Japanese American internment from the viewpoint of the Fourth Amendment – unreasonable searches and seizures.

Rabbit in the Moon
Through archival and recently discovered home movies, Japanese American filmmaker, Emiko Omori, delves into the personal stories of a few of those interned to uncover the political intrigues, social antagonisms and insecurities that developed in the camps that still affect community life today.


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