Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Higher Learning: The Evolution of a Virtual Community

Susan R. Takata, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Jeanne Curran, California State Univ. - Dominguez Hills

ABSTRACT
: The Dear Habermas community (www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas) provides criminological, sociological, and philosophical discussions of peace and justice, and our role in the creation of texts, and narrative. We need the forums. We need to write for an audience, for in writing and publishing we clarify the intertextual struggles to make our voices heard above the orderly mask of the "administered" academy. Perspectives include race,class, gender, and both postmodern and critical theory analyses of institutional and interpersonal relationships. All are welcome to our site, for inclusion is one of the paths to participation and legitimacy for all. The purpose of this paper is to discuss this emerging culture so that together we can recognize its interdependence with our own efforts and with the dominant culture of higher learning.

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