Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Canonization of Toni Morrison

  • Min Pun
Keywords: Anti-racist education, anti-racist pedagogy, American canon, African Americans, Toni Morrison

Abstract

The paper aims to examine the anti-racist approach in pedagogy in relation to the issues of representations of African Americans in American schools, curricula, and literary canon. It has considered anti-racist pedagogy as a correct approach to creating a truly democratic society in a racist society like the United States of America. In order to address these issues, Toni Morrison has been considered the most successful African American writer who has attained canonical status within the mainstream of both African American and American literature. The paper has, thus, raised some of the vital issues related to the representations of African Americans in American schools, curricula, and the literary canons.

Crossing the Border: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 5(2) 2017: 15-24

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Author Biography

Min Pun

Dr. Min Pun is Associate Professor of English at Tribhuvan University, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. He received his Ph.D. from Tribhuvan University and had been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan from 2003 to 2005. He has authored a series of textbooks in English course entitled “Focus English” for private schools in Nepal. Recently, he has also authored a series of optional English courses entitled “Developing Your English” for community schools in Nepal.

Published
2017-07-15
How to Cite
Pun, M. (2017). Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Canonization of Toni Morrison. Crossing the Border: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 5(2), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.3126/ctbijis.v5i2.18434
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