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ERIC Number: EJ1154579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Mapping Violence, Naming Life: A History of Anti-Black Oppression in the Higher Education System
Mustaffa, Jalil Bishop
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v30 n8 p711-727 2017
The article will provide a historical overview of anti-Black violence in the higher education system across three time periods: Colonial Era, Post-Civil War, and the mid-to-late twentieth century. Mapping violence demands a focus on how higher education historically has practiced anti-Black oppression coupled with how Black people have practiced resistance and life-making. Both the terms education violence (how systems of schooling limit and kill Black lives) and life-making (how Black people engage in alternative self-definition and self-care) are introduced to name pivotal moments in this history. Defining violence at structural, cultural, and direct levels, the paper accounts for how higher education has been an engine and reflection of racial hierarchy. The article ends with the implications history has for issues of anti-Blackness and movements for Black life-making in the higher education system today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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