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    Foot Soldiers of Modernity

    The Dialectics of Cultural Consumption and the 21st-Century School

    Paul Willis
    Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience researching and theorizing about culture, youth, and society, Paul Willis presents a broad theoretical argument that positions the school as the site and instrument through which cultural responses to material conditions are played out. Willis distinguishes between three "waves of modernization" that stem from radical shifts in technological and material production and that are accompanied by specific cultural forms, particularly forms of youth culture. He argues that it is from these specific cultural forms that an effective struggle for social change can emerge. (pp. 390-415)

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    Fall 2003 Issue

    Abstracts

    Popular Culture and Democratic Practice
    Nadine Dolby
    Merchants of Death
    Media Violence and American Empire
    David Trend
    Media Education and the End of the Critical Consumer
    David Buckingham
    "Welcome to the Jam"
    Popular Culture, School Literacy, and the Making of Childhoods
    Anne Haas Dyson
    Open Mics and Open Minds
    Spoken Word Poetry in African Diaspora Participatory Literacy Communities
    Maisha T. Fisher
    Foot Soldiers of Modernity
    The Dialectics of Cultural Consumption and the 21st-Century School
    Paul Willis
    Cultural Negotiations
    Puerto Rican Intellectuals in a State-Sponsored Community Education Project, 1948-1968
    Cati Marsh Kennerley
    Contesting Culture
    Identity and Curriculum Dilemmas in the Age of Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Multiplicity
    Cameron McCarthy, Michael Giardina, Susan Harewood, and Jin-Kyung Park

    Book Notes

    Desis in the House
    By Sunaina Marr Maira

    Growing Up with Television
    By JoEllen Fisherkeller

    Latino/a Popular Culture
    Edited by Michelle Habell-Pallán and Mary Romero

    Brave New Voices
    By Jen Weiss and Scott Herndon

    Peace
    By Tucker Shaw