The Handbook of Social Justice in Education, a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field, addresses, from multiple perspectives, education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice. Each of the nine sections explores a primary theme of social justice and education:
- Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
- International Perspectives on Social Justice in Education
- Race and Ethnicity, Language and Identity: Seeking Social Justice in Education
- Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice in Education
- Bodies, Disability and the Fight for Social Justice in Education
- Youth and Social Justice in Education
- Globalization: Local and World Issues in Education
- The Politics of Social Justice Meets Practice: Teacher Education and School Change
- Classrooms, Pedagogy, and Practicing Justice.
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On “Communist Semantics”
At the conclusion of his Dictionary of Doubletalk (1971), Roy E. Colby offers a bibliography of “Publications on Communist Semantics.” Colby and Alger are both fascinating anthropologists of societies of straw men. They imagine an exotic and uncanny society dangerously illegible and seductive. Both seem compelled by erotic desire to know this exotic Other.
Publications on Communist Semantics
For those wishing to explore further the important field of Communist semantics, three publications are especially recommended, in addition to Conquest with Words, previously mentioned. They are as follows:
(a) Wordsmanship - Semantics as a Communist Weapon, prepared for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee by Dr. Stefan T. Possony, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1961.
(b) Language as a Communist Weapon, prepared in consultation with Dr. Stefan T. Possony by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. Government Priniting Office, Washington, D.C., 1959.
(c) Words in Sheep’s Clothing, Dr. Mario Pei, Hawthorn Books, N.Y., 1969.
…Communists still use Aesopian language; they say one thing and mean another. In this manner, they fool non-communisits, encouraging them to believe that communism stands for something desirable. The trained communist knows otherwise; it is more double talk with a completely different meaning….
Communism, in brief, has bitterly indicted communism; communist practice has indicted communist theory; communist actions have indicted the perverted use of such lofty words as “peace”, “justice” and “liberty.”
…They clothe themselves with everything good, noble and inspiring to exploit these ideals to their own advantage….
J. Edgar Hoover in Masters of Deceit; qtd. in A Brief History of Double Talk: Socialist/Communese-English by Roy E. Colby