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This extensive Handbook brings together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections: Section 1: Reading Paulo Freire; Section 2: Social Theories; Section 3: Key Figures in Critical Pedagogy; Section 4: Global Perspectives; Section 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Section 6: Education and Praxis; Section 7: Teaching and Learning; Section 8: Communities and Activism; Section 9: Communication and Media; Section 10: Arts and Aesthetics; Section 11: Critical Youth Studies; and Section 12: Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies.

Towards a Critical Arts Practice
Towards a critical arts practice
Peter R. Wright
Introduction

The story that you only have to have to work hard and get a good job in order to experience success in your life is a master narrative that is tired and no longer reflects the reality that many young people feel in their lived experience. Missing from this narrative, for example, is the question of what resources or capabilities (Sen, 1992) are necessary to experience ‘success', and what these might look like in dangerous times. It is these resources, both of one's inner world, and those that are external to the individual – social, cultural and material – and the ways in which these can be ...

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