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Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Decolonizing Research in Cross-Cultural Contexts (February 2004)
Critical Personal Narratives
Kagendo Mutua - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

2005 Outstanding Narrative Research Book presented by the Narrative Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

International scholars share their experiences with the challenges inherent in representing indigenous cultures and decolonizing cross-cultural research.

Drawing from their experiences in cross-cultural research, scholars from Africa, Latin America, ...(Read More)

 
 
Semiotics and Dis/ability
Semiotics and Dis/ability (March 2001)
Interrogating Categories of Difference
Linda J. Rogers - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

Examines the ways that the labels "disability" and "difference" are socially and culturally constructed.

This book brings together a unique collection of personal narratives and summaries of studies that problematize existing meanings of "disability" and "difference." Using applied semiotics as an analytical lens, the contributors examine the ways that these labels are socially and culturally constructed. Contributors in...(Read More)
 
 
Does the Village Still Raise the Child?
Does the Village Still Raise the Child? (September 2000)
A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya
Beth Blue Swadener - Author
Margaret Kabiru - With
Anne Njenga - With

Considers the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya.

Examining the degree to which Kenyan children are still communally raised, this book presents findings from a national collaborative study considering the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya. The narratives of over 460 parents, grandparents, preschool teache...(Read More)
 
 
Children and Families
Children and Families "At Promise" (March 1995)
Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor
Sally Lubeck - Editor

This book shows how the labeling of children as "at-risk" actually perpetuates the inequities, racism, and discrimination facing many families in America.
"In Children and Families 'At Promise': Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk we see how deconstructing the at risk label is inextricably linked to a critical analysis of pervasive poverty and exclusionary and discriminatory educational practices within our society. Many myths h...(Read More)
 
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