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ERIC Number: EJ1157505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
"But I'm Not a Racist!" Phenomenology, Racism, and the Body Schema in White, Pre-Service Teacher Education
Lewis, Tyson E.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v21 n1 p118-131 2018
In this article, I call for a phenomenological turn in educating white, pre-service teachers. As opposed to dominant pedagogical models which focus on changing one's beliefs about race, phenomenology points toward the importance of pre-conceptual, pre-critical forms of racial embodiment. Here I draw upon recent work on the different between body image (beliefs about the body) and body schema (what the body can do). The worry is that existing forms of anti-oppressive education miss the centrality of the schema, and thus do not go far enough in uncovering the embodied, perceptual roots of racism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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