Multicultural Encounters


Sanjay’s book is out. Yaaay – congratulations Sanjay – this is great.

Multicultural Encounters provides a unique insight into the complexities of teaching a multicultural curriculum in today’s university. Sanjay Sharma’s book is a crucial resource for all those who aspire to a theoretically informed but practically achievable anti-racist pedagogy.’ – Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths College University, UK

Description
Multicultural Encounters develops a radical cultural and media studies by confronting the challenge of difference for rethinking everyday multiculture. It proposes both a theory and practice of a critical pedagogy of popular culture through an analysis of contemporary media and film. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars committed to a critical practice for transforming the politics of representation and otherness.

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
PART 1: EDUCATING IDENTITY
Introduction: What’s Wrong with Multiculturalism?
Borders, Agency and Otherness
Teaching Difference: Representation and Rhizomes
PART 2: MULTICULTURAL PRAXIS
Reading Racial Crisis
Critical Practice: ‘Minor-Popular’ Film
Diaspora Pedagogy: Working with British-Asian film
Epilogue: the Problem with Pedagogy
Notes
Bibliography
Index

£45.00 – 1403935564

Author Biographies
SANJAY SHARMA teaches at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Brunel University, UK. He has published in the areas of multiculturalism, anti-racism, diaspora youth cultures and is the co-editor of Dis-Orienting Rhythms: Politics of Asian Dance Music.
[Its hardcover so it costs bit (makes me want to suggest people go for the five finger discount if you see it in a shop like Borders – but not from any decent shops K)]