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Teacher's Body : Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy

Martha Stoddard Holmes

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ISBN 10: 0791457656 / ISBN 13: 9780791457658
Published by State University of New York Press, 2003
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Title: Teacher's Body : Embodiment, Authority, and ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

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A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.

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These highly personal essays from a range of academic settings explore the palpable moments of discomfort, disempowerment, and/or enlightenment that emerge when we discard the fiction that the teacher has no body. Visible and/or invisible, the body can transform both the teacher's experience and classroom dynamics. When students think the teacher's body is clearly marked by ethnicity, race, disability, size, gender, sexuality, illness, age, pregnancy, class, linguistic and geographic origins, or some combination of these, both the mode and the content of education can change. Other, less visible aspects of a teacher's body, such as depression or a history of sexual assault, can have an equally powerful impact on how we teach and learn. The collection anatomizes these moments of embodied pedagogy as unexpected teaching opportunities and examines their apparent impact on teacher-student educational dynamics of power, authority, desire, friendship, open-mindedness, and resistance.

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