Saturday, April 10, 2004

Democracy as a radical social practice

For one of my classes, I'm reading Matt Manusci and Adam Renne's Reading the Lives of Others: The Winton Homes Library Project A Cultural Studies Analysis of Critical Service
Learning for Education
The authors make several points about the need for critical engagement by citizens to create a better society.

Selected quote:
[D]emocracy can be viewed as a radical social practice that requires one to take a critical inventory of one's social location in terms of power and privilege and by understanding our relationship and responsibilities to others.

This is a rather provocative statement. I will have to think about it further.

Source:(High School Journal, 84(1): Oct/Nov 2000, p. 36 et seq.)

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