In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Ignorance, or the study of ignorance, is having a moment. Ignorance plays a powerful role in shaping public opinion, channeling our politics, and even directing scholarly research. The first collection of essays to grapple with the historical interplay between education and ignorance, Miseducation finds ignorance—and its social production through naïveté, passivity, and active agency—at the center of many pivotal historical developments. Ignorance allowed Americans to maintain the institution of slavery, Nazis to promote ideas of race that fomented genocide in the 1930s, and tobacco companies to downplay the dangers of cigarettes. Today, ignorance enables some to deny the fossil record and others to ignore climate science. A. J. Angulo brings together seventeen experts from across the scholarly spectrum to explore how intentional ignorance seeps into formal education. Each chapter identifies education as a critical site for advancing our still-limited understanding of what exactly ignorance is, where it comes from, and how it is diffused, maintained, and regulated in society. Miseducation also challenges the notion that schools are, ideally, unimpeachable sites of knowledge production, access, and equity. By investigating how laws, myths, national aspirations, and global relations have recast and, at times, distorted the key purposes of education, this pathbreaking book sheds light on the role of ignorance in shaping ideas, public opinion, and policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Ignorance
  2. pp. 1-10
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part I: Legalizing Ignorance
  1. 1. Slavery
  2. pp. 13-33
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. Sex
  2. pp. 34-51
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Sexuality
  2. pp. 52-72
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Evolution
  2. pp. 73-95
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. Environment
  2. pp. 96-120
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part II: Mythologizing Ignorance
  1. 6. Class
  2. pp. 123-139
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7. Identity
  2. pp. 140-160
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8. Religion
  2. pp. 161-183
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9. History
  2. pp. 184-214
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part III: Nationalizing and Globalizing Ignorance
  1. 10. US
  2. pp. 217-243
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 11. Germany
  2. pp. 244-267
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 12. USSR
  2. pp. 268-294
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 13. Israel
  2. pp. 295-318
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 14. China
  2. pp. 319-338
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Reflections
  2. pp. 339-350
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 351-354
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 355-362
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-374
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781421419336
Related ISBN
9781421419329
MARC Record
OCLC
1139398737
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.