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[Xmca-l] Re: New publication from routledge

Thanks mike for your insight...my conflicting ideas have come to light ever since the devastating earthquake that hit my country, haiti.  

As we try to rebuild the country the old contradictions between the mulatto, french speaking elites, the children of alexander petion, and the african, vodou practicing, and creole speaking masses, the children of dessalines have emerged.  We fight over the meaning of education, what is development, what to teach the children, in what language, etc. Because I grew up in the states, These struggles have made me reevaluate a lot of academically taught preconceived notions and biases I have adopted from the West as the nature of reality as such.

Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.

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From: mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> 
Date: 11/20/2013  12:40 PM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: "Dr. Paul C. Mocombe" <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>,"eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> 
Subject: Re: [Xmca-l] New publication from routledge 

I have been wanting for some time to join the conversation initiated by
the article for discussion at xmca. I greatly appreciate the way in which
your work articulates with and extends different threads of long standing
concern at lchc.

Your book looks fascinating. I personally have been musing over your
notions of a multi-cultural/multi-national middle/upper class that amplifies 
the inequalities generated by capitalism. I think we can all agree that 
constructivism is a mode of enculturation predicated on contemporary modes and relations of production -- it were ever so, capitialism or no, that schooling has played this role. And for sure, those of us writing in this
medium who have these concerns are deeply implicated/complicit in the existence of the systems of governance and inequality we deplore -- a difficult truth. That problem, too, 

I hope the discussion you initiated will continue and perhaps amplify -- there are knowledgeable people out there in xmca-land who could contribute
interesting thoughts if they can find the time.

With respect to the new book, there is a real irony. At $125.00 it is out of the reach for many of the people who, I assume, you would like to see
appropriate and use the ideas it contains.

Contradictions all the way round. 


On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com> wrote:
"Race and class distinctions within black communities: a racial caste in class" by Paul c. Mocombe, carol tomlin, and cecile wright

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415714372/ ;

Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.