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ERIC Number: EJ1222845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
The Power of a Comfortable White Body: Race and Habitual Emotion
Hauge, Daniel
Religious Education, v114 n3 p227-238 2019
This article explores the role of white comfort in sustaining white hegemony in institutional culture and classroom dynamics. The presumption of comfort and security in established social norms enacts an embodied commitment to white supremacy that operates concurrently with conscious, articulated desires to pursue equity, as it delimits how white people imagine what authentically equitable institutions might look and feel like. The article draws on theological uses of phenomenology and developmental psychology to describe how the white self develops within a hegemonic social milieu and how an embodied sense of agency and comfort within unjust social structures facilitates white normativity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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