ERIC Number: ED523634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Intersectionality and Race in Education. Routledge Research in Education
Bhopal, Kalwant, Ed.; Preston, John, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Education is a controversial subject in which difficult and contested discourses are the norm. Individuals in education experience multiple inequalities and have diverse identifications that cannot necessarily be captured by one theoretical perspective alone. This edited collection draws on empirical and theoretical research to examine the intersections of "race," gender and class, alongside other aspects of personhood, within education. Contributors from the fields of education and sociology seek to locate the dimensions of difference and identity within recent theoretical discourses such as Critical Race Theory, Judith Butler and "queer" theory, post-structural approaches and multicultural models, as they analyze whiteness and the education experience of minority ethnic groups. By combining a mix of intellectually rigorous, accessible, and controversial chapters, this book presents a distinctive and engaging voice, one that seeks to broaden the understanding of education research beyond the confines of the education sphere into an arena of sociological and cultural discourse. This book contains the following: (1) The Unhappy Marriage Between Marxism and Race Critique: Political Economy and the Production of Racialized Knowledge (Zeus Leonardo); (2) The White Working Class, Racism and Respectability: Victims, Degenerates and Interest-Convergence (David Gillborn); (3) Interrogating Pigmentocracy: The Intersections of Race and Social Class in the Primary Education of Afro-Trinidadian Boys (Ravi Rampersad); (4) A Critical Appraisal of Critical Race Theory (CRT): Limitations and Opportunities (Alpesh Maisuria); (5) Race Slash Class: Mixed Heritage Youth in a London School (Indra Dewan); (6) "If You're Holding a Degree in This Country No-One's Gonna Ask No Question": Intra-Categorical Intersectionality and BAME Youth Post-Compulsory Educational Achievement in the U.K. (Andrew Morrison); (7) Intersection Class and Gender in the Social and Political Identifications of Young Muslims in England (Farzana Shain); (8) Understanding Class Anxiety and "Race" Certainty in Changing Times: Moments of Home, School, Body and Identity Configuration in "New Migrant" (Dublin Karl Kitching); (9) Beyond Culture: From Beyonce's Dream, "If You Thought I Would Wait for You, You Got It Wrong" (2008), to the Age of Michelle Obama (Namita Chakrabarty); and (10) Intelligibility, Agency, and the Raced-Nationed-Religioned Subjects of Education (Deborah Youdell). An introduction, "Intersectionality and "Race" in Education: Theorising Difference," by Kalwant Bhopal and John Preston and a conclusion, "Intersectional Theories and "Race": From Toolkit to "Mash Up"", by John Preston and Kalwant Bhopal are included.
Descriptors: Race, Sex, Social Class, Education, Political Attitudes, Critical Theory, Whites, Working Class, Racial Bias, Elementary Education, Males, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Muslims, Anxiety, Migrants, Religion
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland (Dublin); Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)