California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: July 1, 1999
Faculty on the Site.
Web Resources on Poverty
The Campaign for America's Future
A Progressive Site. You can access Straight Talk by downloading the Adobe Acrobat Free Reader:
Then, download Straight Talk from the Handbook for Activists, on the The Campaign for America's Future
Straight Talk, a Report by Policy Analysts on The Big Issues, states: "We seek to share these ideas with the widest possible range of activists – not only progressive political candidates, whether Democrats, Republicans, or independents, but activists from the movements for social justice."
The issues they propose are:
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Site under construction. Up soon. Link added July 3, 1999.
Political Journal. Link added on July 3, 1999.
The Official Site of the Democratic National Committee
Americans for Democratic Action
Jeff Cohen's Progressive Media Critique
Center for Policy Alternatives
Under Publications, look at the executive summary of "Unfunded Mandates:Myths and Realities," then look at Hirschman's Rhetoric of Reaction, and see if you can understand how some of these myths arose from the rhetoric patterns Hirschman identifies.
Institute for Research on Poverty
from Institute for Research on Poverty. Link added July2, 1999.
I have not yet had time to hunt for these sources. They came to me through my colleagues in social construction. But their titles suggest that these are some of the places we need to search for a little thievery of their theory. Their titles suggest public discourse in the Habermasian sense. And so we should find information that will transfer to the interdependent roles of the student and teacher within the academic institution, and, perhaps, even yield some testable hypotheses.
I know that some social constructionists will frown upon the empirical testing of hypotheses. But if we are to spark discourse in the academy that will alter the present privileged hierarchical system, we will need every tool at our disposal to break their denial mechanisms. There is always the risk that in using the tools of the adversary, you will fall into the adversary's thinking, when that is precisely what you wish to challenge. Reflexive methodology, grounded theory, good faith hearings for all validity claims should protect us. May the force be with us.
Comments on these sources welcome from those of you who have the time to hunt for them now. June 28, 1999.