Ursula A. Kelly draws on radical theories of literacy, culture, identity and pedagogy to frame the culture of pedagogy as it relates to human desire. Examples from (auto)biography, classroom practices, and popular media provide the means by which the author highlights some of the pedagogical dilemmas facing literacy practices which often work to silence the cultural politics of identity and desire.

chapter |6 pages

Schooling Desire

Literacy, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy

chapter 1|21 pages


Literacy, Desire, and Pedagogy

chapter 2|18 pages

Word and Flesh

Language,1 Text, and the Incarnation of Desire2

chapter 3|20 pages

Telltale Signs

Auto/biography,1 Schooling, and the Subject of Desire

chapter 4|21 pages

Incessant Culture

The Promise of the Popular

chapter 5|15 pages

The Dream's Malfunction

The Back Alleys of Desire

chapter 6|18 pages

Without Mirrors

The Project of Difference

chapter 7|16 pages

Passion Designs1

Eros, Pedagogy, and the (Re)Negotiation of Desire