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John M. Broughton

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., M.A., Cambridge University; Ph.D., Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

Cultural studies. Education and violence. Masculinity and war. Unconscious fantasies about technology. Youth subcultures. Cinema as educator. Achievement Gap in Humanities/Arts

Selected Publications

Critical Theories of Psychological Development (Plenum Press).
"Smart weapons and military TV" (Technoscience and Cyberculture).
"The experience of the father" (Insights).
"Hollywood ultraviolence as educator" (Psychoanalysis and Education).
"What the transgender child teaches us." (Bank Street College Occasional Papers).

A&HF 4060: Youth cultures

Issues in adolescent/early adult subculture formation. Effects on learning, school, college, employment. Alienation, resistance, creativity. Literary-aesthetic approaches to symbolic styles, fashions, movements,and cults. Multicultural/class/gender differences. Special fee: $45.

A&H 4061: Introduction to cultural studies

Professor Broughton. Theory, method, and research in the emerging field of cultural studies in education. Mass culture and school culture as learning environments interpreted from arts and humanities perspectives: structuralism/poststructuralism, semiotics, discourse and film analysis, psychoanalysis, ideology-critique, identity politics, feminism, queer theory. Special fee $35.

A&HF 4061: Introduction to cultural studies

Theory, method and research in the emerging field of cultural studies in education. Mass culture and school culture as learning environments interpreted from arts and humanities perspectives: structuralism/poststructuralism, semiotics, discourse and film analysis, psychoanalysis, ideology-critique, identity politics, feminism, queer theory. Special fee $45

A&H 4065: Media and visual culture

Professor Broughton. The relationship of contemporary education to the new visual literacies. Students as media audiences. Critical responses to the new media and the dominance of screen/image in learning. Changes in teaching required for emerging technologies and innovative settings. Special fee $35.

A&HF 4065: Media and visual culture

The relationship of contemporary education to the new visual literacies. Critical responses to the new media and the dominance of screen/image in learning. Changes in teaching required for non-traditional technologies and settings. Special fee $45.

A&HF 4088: Popular culture

Critical examination of mass communication as an informal medium of education: film, TV, comic books, music, dance, advertising, low vs. high culture and hybrid forms. Enrollees learn to create and promote their own pop-cultural commodity. Special fee: $40.

A&HF 4089: Aesthetics of Technology

Technology as a cultural form regulating the development of the human self. Metaphysical, symbolic and fantasy components in computing, space travel, medicine, reproduction, and childrens toys. Literary and artistic representations. Special fee: $40.

A&HF 4130: Gender and violence

How literal and symbolic violence shape gender formation. Aggression in the lives of men and women. Racism, homophobia, child-abuse, date-rape, demonism, guns and bombs, in reality, art, and fiction. Special fee: $40.

A&HF 4900: Independent study in philosophy and education

Permission of instructor required.

A&H 5010: Special topics in arts and humanities

Focus on topics and issues using existing documents, studies and multimedia to support investigations into critical issues in arts and humanities.

IND 6520: Youth Std:Poss Selves Mult Wrl

A&HF 6900: Advanced research in philosophy and education

Permission of instructor required. For doctoral students in Philosophy and Education only.

A&HF 6980: Studies in philosophy and education

Advanced students may register for intensive individual study of some aspect of their specialization. Registration is only by permission of a faculty member, under whose guidance the work will be undertaken. Times for individual conferences will be arranged. Enrollment may be for 1 or more points each term, and registration is not limited to one or two terms.

A&HF 7500: Dissertation seminar in philosophy and education

Permission of instructor required. Required of doctoral students in the semester following successful completion of the doctoral certification process or in the semester in which the student defends the dissertation proposal, whichever comes first.

A&HF 8900: Dissertation advisement in philosophy and education

Permission of instructor required. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term.

John M. Broughton appeared in the following articles:

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores (3/8/2012)

Eulogy for Joe Gilchrist, by John Broughton (6/6/2011)

TC Mourns Gilchrist and Weinberg (6/6/2011)

Employee News (2/11/2011)

Staffing News (12/17/2010)

Wide Awake (12/8/2010)

"Hard Questions in a Spinning World" (6/24/2010)

Lights, Issues, Action, all in 3 Mins. (6/24/2010)

Identity under the Knife (1/11/2010)

Some Say It's OK for Girls to Go Wild (1/17/2007)

YouTube videos may peer through Google-y eyes one day (10/11/2006)

Pop Goes the Culture (11/21/2005 2:06:21 PM)

An Englishman in New York (8/24/2005)

Feminists on Film (4/12/2005)

Video Games Help Players Escape Reality (12/2/2004)

Feminists On Film: Gloria Steinem and friends discuss women in the movies (11/11/2004)

Project Citizen: Using Film to Raise Social Consciousness (10/22/2004)

The Matrix and Critical Consciousness (6/1/2004)

The Matrix of the Possible: A Conversation with Cornel West (4/30/2004)

The President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity Honorable Mention Recipients (9/30/2003)

Committee for Community and Diversity Awards Diversity Grants to Five Students (9/2/2003)

Committee for Community and Diversity Grants Awarded (9/2/2003)

"Art Against War" Exhibit in Macy Gallery (6/1/2003)

War Causes Fear and Anxiety in Children (4/10/2003)

TC Sponsors Historic Youth Activism Conference (4/1/2003)

Working to Make Equity in Education a Reality (10/1/2002)

Drexel University School of Education Visits TC (9/1/2002)

Continuing to Repair the World (8/28/2002)

Diversity Fellows Create New Realities (1/1/2002)

Two Diversity Fellows in Counseling and Technology Selected to Create New Realities (11/1/2001)

Examining School Violence (1/1/2001)

Reports and Conferences: Getting the Word Out (1/1/2001)

Meet Dangerous Rage of East Side - The Shiny $125 Aluminum Scooter (5/11/2000)

Schoonmaker and Steiner-Khamsi are Awarded the 2000-2001 TC Faculty Research Fellowships (4/1/2000)

Searching for Answers: A Groundbreaking Conference Explores the Social and Cultural Roots of Violence Against Children (1/1/1999)

Vagrant Gaze: A Voice for the Homeless (3/9/1998)