Rattling Chains

Exploring Social Justice in Education

  • Louis G. Denti
  • Patricia A. Whang

Part of the Transgressions book series (TRANS, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Julio Cammarota
      Pages 1-12
    3. Christine E. Sleeter
      Pages 13-17
    4. Deborah Meier, Nicholas Meier
      Pages 19-26
    5. Jean Moule
      Pages 27-36
    6. Nel Noddings
      Pages 37-40
    7. Curt Dudley-Marling
      Pages 41-50
  3. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-50
    2. Riane Eisler
      Pages 51-57
    3. Robert Rueda
      Pages 59-65
    4. Ronald David Glass
      Pages 67-72
    5. Mara Sapon-Shevin
      Pages 73-78
    6. Lou Brown
      Pages 79-85
  4. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-89
    2. Diane Ravitch
      Pages 91-94
    3. Etta R. Hollins
      Pages 95-98
    4. Aydin Bal
      Pages 99-109
    5. Gilber R. Guerin, Louis G. Denti
      Pages 111-120
    6. Wayne Sailor, Nikki Wolf
      Pages 121-126

About this book


Rattling Chains: Exploring Social Justice in Education, is the first book to provide an opportunity to intentionally and deeply grapple with the insights, perceptions, and provocations offered by a rich array of prominent and influential voices in the field of education. The first part of the title, Rattling Chains, signifies the importance of keeping the issue of social justice reverberating in the minds of readers, while also working to unchain thinking from entrenched beliefs and unchallenged assumptions. More specifically, this collection of essays “shakes and rattles” by providing a variety of vantage points from which to wallow in the complex, tangled, and simultaneously revered and contested notion of social justice. It is hoped that mucking around in the thinking, perspectives, and actions of a variety of educational scholars challenges entrenched beliefs while unearthing provocative insights. Exploring issues of social justice from various standpoints is intended to lead to a more complex understanding of justice that is social, as well as its possibilities, potency, and resultant tensions.


social justice

Authors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Denti
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Whang
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityUSA

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