The Politics of the Texbook analyzes the factors that shape production, distribution and reception of school texts through original essays which emphasize the double-edged quality of textbooks. Textbooks are viewed as systems of moral regulation in the struggle of powerful groups to build political and cultural accord. They are also regarded as the site of popular resistance around discloding the interest underlying schoolknowledge and incorporating alternative traditions.

chapter 1|21 pages

The Politics of the Textbook

ByMichael W. Apple, Linda K. Christian-Smith

chapter 2|19 pages

The Culture and Commerce of the Texbook

ByMichael W. Apple

chapter 3|15 pages

Texts and High Tech: Computers, Gender, and Book Publishing

ByLinda K. Christian–Smith

chapter 5|33 pages

Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Current Textbooks

ByChristine E. Sleeter, Carl A. Grant

chapter 8|25 pages

The Secular Word: Catholic Reconstructions of Dick and Jane

ByAllan Luke

chapter 9|22 pages

Readers, Texts, and Contexts: Adolescent Romance Fiction in Schools

ByLinda K. Christian-Smith

chapter 10|29 pages

Textual Authority, Culture, and the Politics of Literacy

ByStanley Aronowitz, Henry A. Giroux

chapter 11|17 pages

Textbooks: The International Dimension

ByPhilip G. Altbach