Tag: Literature

The Uses of Culture: Canon Formation, Postcolonial Literature and the Multicultural Project

Cameron McCarthy
All Consuming Identities: Race and the Pedagogy of Resentment in the Age of Difference
Monday, April 26, 1999 3:30PM in room 8417 Social Science
The Uses of Culture: Canon Formation, Postcolonial Literature and the Multicultural Project
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 3:30PM in room 8417 Social Science
Seminar for students and faculty ~The Work of Art in the Postcolonial Imagination
Thursday, April 29, 1999 12:20PM in room 8108 Social Science

    Cameron  McCarthy is Research Professor and University Scholar at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Focussing on the impact of racialized politics and culture in the U.S. McCarthy's  research interests include racial inequality and urban education, and debates over  multiculturalism and canon formation.  Drawing on postcolonial, multicultural and critical media theories he writes about the interplay between identity politics and conservative educational policies.  Two of McCarthy's recent publications are,  Race, Identity and Representation in Education (with Warren Crichlow), 1993 and The Uses of Culture:  Education and the Limits of Ethnic Affiliation, 1998.  Forthcoming (with Ram Mahalingham), is Social Epistemology and Multiculturalism.