ERIC Number: ED433388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Becoming and Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.
Clark, Christine, Ed.; O'Donnell, James, Ed.
Chapters in this book tell the stories of white multicultural educators who have experienced processes of transformation in their racial identities as White Americans from a racist to an antiracist consciousness. The chapters are: (1) "Rearticulating a Racial Identity: Creating Oppositional Spaces To Fight for Equality and Social Justice" (Christine Clark and James O'Donnell); (2) "Unthinking Whiteness, Rethinking Democracy: Critical Citizenship in Gringolandia" (Peter McLaren); (3) "Lighting Candles in the Dark: One Black Woman's Response to White Antiracist Narratives" (Beverly Daniel Tatum); (4) "Subverting Racism from Within: Linking White Identity to Activism" (Becky Thompson); (5) "Transforming Received Categories: Discovering Cross-Border Identities and Other Subversive Activities" (David Wellman); (6) "The Secret: White Lies Are Never Little" (Christine Clark); (7) "Becoming White: How I Got Over" (Arnold Cooper); (8) "Seeing Things as They Are" (Carolyn O'Grady); (9) "The Recollections of a Recovering Racist" (James O'Donnell); (10) "What Could a White Girl from South Boston Possibly Know about Racism? Reflections of a Social Justice Educator" (Mary M. Gannon); (11) "If You're Not Standing in This Line, You're Standing in the Wrong Line" (G. Pritchy Smith); (12) "Building Blocks: My Journey toward White Racial Awareness" (Patti DeRosa); (13) "'Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Do!'" (Elizabeth Aaronsohn); (14) "White Man Dancing: A Story of Personal Transformation" (Gary R. Howard); and (15) "Rewriting the Discourse of Racial Identity: Toward a Pedagogy and Politics of Whiteness" (Henry A. Giroux). (Contains 354 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification, Whites
Bergin & Harvey, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881; paperback: ISBN-0-89789-621-1 ($22.95); clothbound: ISBN-0-89789-620-3.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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