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ERIC Number: EJ915423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Intimate Technology: A Tool for Teaching Anti-Racism in Social Work Education
Deepak, Anne C.; Biggs, Mary Jo Garcia
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v20 n1 p39-56 2011
In this article, the authors introduce a new conceptual tool, intimate technology, to mobilize social work students' commitment to anti-racism. Intimate technology is marked by its emotional intensity and accessibility, and its effect of de-centering knowledge and authority. This teaching strategy integrates the modality of intimate technology via selected YouTube videos and the content of anti-racism and racism, illustrated through a lesson plan based on Hurricane Katrina. A qualitative analysis of students' responses revealed that intimate technology enabled the students to relate to a variety of peoples' responses to, and experiences of, racism, through images, personal stories, and music. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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