By R. Gustafson
This ebook makes a speciality of the close to overall attrition of African American scholars from tuition track programmes and the travesty of democratic schooling that it symbolizes. Gustafson exhibits how figuring out this background makes an area for switch with no resorting to the simplistic end that the universities and lecturers are racist.
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That [these beliefs] do not possess the formal criteria of a scientific form of knowledge does not prevent them from belonging, nevertheless, to the positive domain of knowledge. —Michel Foucault, The Order of Things G eneral health occupied a sizable place in the Boston School Committee testimonials for vocal instruction in the 1830s and 1840s. That period is marked by the transition from older phrenologic and homeopathic practices in medicine to the laboratory science practiced first in Germany.
Mason 1856, 44) Cholera evoked images of the plague and was perceived as a massive threat to civil order on both sides of the Atlantic. 18 To make matters worse, the similarity of the first stage of cholera to more ordinary sicknesses raised the level of hysteria. Exaggerated rumors prevailed over medical advice. The belief that the disease appeared to travel from port to port convinced people who could afford to do so to flee the coastal cities. Doctors attempted to educate people to the fact that cholera was passed on in contaminated food and water and had to be ingested by prospective victims in order to cause the disease.
48 A chivalric tone also pervaded the writing on consumptive death: virtue appeared as pure, disembodied, feminine nobility in the wan, quiet, melancholy, and spiritually uplifted persona. 49 Although consumption in the family was a catastrophe and the disease was tragic in and of itself, the ascetic appearance of the consumptive—the victim’s frailty and paleness—became an emblem of giftedness. A common image in the poetry adapted for school singing was the “fair lady,” as, for example, in the song “Two Angel Hands,” where the singer clasps the “wee, white hands” (Leslie 1888, 32) of a girl or woman on her deathbed.
Race and Curriculum: Music in Childhood Education by R. Gustafson