"We are living at a time in U.S. cultural history in which the autonomy and dignity of the human spirit is being threatened rather than exercised. What makes it bearable is what is hidden from us, what is repressively desublimated. The current historical juncture is precisely that perilous mixture of historical amnesia and cultural intensity in which society is attempting to reinvent itself without the benefit of knowing who or what it already is."
McLaren, P. (1993-1994). Moral panic, schooling, and gay identity: Critical pedagogy and the politics of resistance. The High School Journal, 77(1/2): 157-168.
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