What Did You Learn in School Today? Cultural Studies as Pedagogy

  • Lawrence GrossbergEmail author


In this chapter, I suggest that cultural studies is, at its heart, a pedagogical project. It is a critical practice embodying a commitment to complexity, contingency, and contextuality, addressed to the politics of discourse and culture, but always performed as an ongoing conversation challenging the certainties that too often guarantee our claims to knowledge. The chapter offers some thoughts on how such a conversation might define both classroom education and public political debate—the latter through a consideration of the protests against Confederate monuments—in the context of the contemporary crises of education and knowledge.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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