Table Of Contents
- About the editors
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Advance Praise for Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness
- Introduction: Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness (Virginia Lea / Darren E. Lund / Paul R. Carr)
- Section I: The Social Construction of Whiteness and Critical Resistance
- 1. Romancing the Shadow (Toni Morrison)
- 2. Whiteness as Property (Cheryl L. Harris)
- 3. The Prehistory of the White Worker: Settler Colonialism, Race and Republicanism before 1800 (D. R. Roediger)
- 4. Slavery and Race: The Southern Dilemma (G. M. Frederickson)
- 5. The Invention of the White Race—And the Ordeal of America (T. W. Allen)
- 6. Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Implication of Making Comparisons Between Racism and Sexism (Or Other -isms) (Trina Grillo / Stephanie M. Wildman)
- 7. More than Skin Deep: Understanding the Deep Sources of White Resistance and Key Tools for Addressing It (Heather W. Hackman / Susan Raffo)
- 8. Deconstructing Whiteness: Discovering the Water (Kelly E. Maxwell)
- 9. Disrupting Denial and White Privilege in Teacher Education (Darren E. Lund / Paul R. Carr)
- 10. Imaging Whiteness Hegemony in the Classroom: Undoing Oppressive Practice and Inspiring Social Justice Activism (Virginia Lea / Erma Jean Sims)
- 11. A Chronic Identity Intoxication Syndrome: Whiteness as Seen by an African-Canadian-Francophone Woman (Gina Thésée)
- 12. Nothing to Add: A Challenge to White Silence in Racial Discussions (Robin DiAngelo)
- 13. The Elephant in the Room: Picturebooks, Philosophy for Children and Racism (Darren Chetty)
- Section II: New Critical Perspectives on Whiteness
- 14. Stop Telling that Story! Danger Discourse and the White Racial Frame (Robin DiAngelo)
- 15. Whiteness and Intersectionality Theory (Cynthia Levine-Rasky)
- 16. No Place Like Home? Reconceptualizing Whiteness as Place│Space Within Teacher Education (Melissa Winchell)
- 17. Academic Advising and the Maintenance of Whiteness in Higher Education (Geneva L. Sarcedo and Cheryl E. Matias)
- 18. “We Acted Like a Genocidal Country When We Are Clearly Not One”: Exploring the Complexities of Racialization and the Structuring Forces of Whiteness in a High School Classroom (Tana Mitchell)
- 19. Whiteness and White Privilege: Problematizing Race and Racism in a “Color-blind” World, and in Education (Paul R. Carr)
- 20. A Hidden Door Outside the Law: Mapping Whiteness and Symbolic Alibis for Crimes Against First Nations People (John L. Hoben)
- 21. An Epistemic Instruction Manual: The Blinding Whiteness of the Australian National Curriculum (Glen Parkes)
- 22. How Did We Get Here? The Role of Whiteness (White Privilege and White Supremacy) in the Current Environmental Crisis (Heather W. Hackman)
- 23. “Does It Make Me White If…?”: Registers of Whiteness in the Blog “Stuff White People Like” (Nichole E. Grant)
- Series index
Views from the Past and Present
Virginia Lea, Darren E. Lund, & Paul R. Carr
New York • Bern • Berlin
Brussels • Vienna • Oxford • Warsaw
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Lea, Virginia, editor. | Lund, Darren E., editor. | Carr, Paul R., editor.
Title: Critical multicultural perspectives on whiteness: views from the past and present /
edited by Virginia Lea, Darren E. Lund, & Paul R. Carr.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2018.
Series: Critical multicultural perspectives on whiteness, vol. 5
ISSN 2572-9616 (print) | ISSN 2572-9624 (online)
Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2017015160 | ISBN 978-1-4331-2151-7 (hardcover: alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4331-2150-0 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4400-4 (ebook pdf)
ISBN 978-1-4331-4401-1 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4402-8 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: Whites—Race identity. | Multiculturalism. | Multicultural education. | Critical pedagogy.
Classification: LCC HT1575 .C75 2017 | DDC 305.809—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017015160
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About the book
Whiteness is a narrative. It is the privileged dimension of the complex story of “race” that was, and continues to be, seminal in shaping the socio-economic structure and cultural climate of the United States and other Western nations. Without acknowledging this story, it is impossible to understand fully the current political and social contexts in which we live. Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness explores multiple analyses of whiteness, drawing on both past and current key sources to tell the story in a more comprehensive way. This book features both iconic essays that address the social construction of whiteness and critical resistance as well as excellent new critical perspectives.
This eBook can be cited
This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.
Advance Praise for
Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness
“Readers will find the contributions in this book important to the discourse and understanding on how whiteness is played out in various contexts in society. Through a series of chapters inspiring authors offer a variety of perspectives that are necessary and important in educational discourse. Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness will be a valuable resource to teacher educators, and indeed all courses at colleges and universities as they engage students in some of the challenging issues of the day. The chapters in this book will encourage and stimulate dialogue on an important topic. This book is indeed a valuable contribution to this effort.”
Ann E. Lopez, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto;
President-Elect, the National Association for Multicultural Education
“This book is a treasure trove of classic and to-be-classic pieces on whiteness and white racial literacy. I can’t wait to get this into the hands of my students!”
Özlem Sensoy, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University; Co-author of Is Everyone Really Equal?
“In this time of bolstered white supremacy locally and throughout the world, I can imagine few interventions as timely and urgent as Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness. Lea, Lund, and Carr have assembled a stunning range of writings—from both earlier and contemporary scholars—who lay bare the endemic and enduring nature of whiteness as normative ideology, its damage to educational and social justice, and our role in dismantling and reimagining race. Packed with troubling insights, this book is one I must read again. Read and reread this book and answer its call to action.”
Kevin Kumashiro, Author of Against Common Sense;
former Dean of the School of Education, University of San Francisco
“In Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness, Virginia Lea, Darren Lund, and Paul Carr present a marvelous collection of first-rate essays that probe the roots and workings of whiteness from multiple vantage points. The essays, ranging from classics in the field to new works reflecting on identity, teaching, and disruption of whiteness, should be in the hands of everyone who is trying to figure out how to dismantle white supremacy.”
Christine Sleeter, Professor Emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay
“Simply put, Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness is the most compelling collection on whiteness and racism I have read. Lea, Lund, and Carr have assembled a powerful collection of essays from a range of voices, vocations, and positionalities that together are equal parts challenging and accessible, philosophical and action-demanding. I could feel my consciousness growing as I read.”
Paul C. Gorski, Associate Professor of Social Justice and Human Rights,
George Mason University; Founder of EdChange and the Equity Literacy Institute
T. W. Allen←v | vi→
Tana Mitchell←vi | vii→
Virginia: My warmest thanks to Babatunde, my three daughters, three grandchildren, and the rest of my supportive and inspirational network of family, friends, colleagues, and students, in California, Wisconsin, and Europe. Darren and Paul, the journey we have undertaken together to realise this book has been challenging but rewarding. I am grateful we could take it together. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with you.
Darren: I offer my sincere thanks to my family for their love and support over the years of doing this work, and to my many generous colleagues who continue to inspire me. I am also grateful for all of the students I’ve been fortunate to teach and supervise, and whose ideas inform this work. My dear friends Virginia and Paul have been a pleasure to work with on this venture.
Paul: I wish to thank and acknowledge, in particular, Gina Thésée for years of engaging debate around the issues of identity and racism, George Dei and Carl James for their support and guidance over the years, Noah and Luka, and Chelsea and Sarah, who make the journey all the more meaningful, and my two wonderful colleagues, Darren and Virginia, who have weathered the storm of many valleys and mountains throughout the process of completing this book.
We would also like to thank Peter Lang for supporting us and the project, which we believe is an important one. We recognize the many colleagues who have accompanied us over the years, through the Paulo Freire special interest group in particular, and who continue to provide enthusiastic support and engagement.←xi | xii→ ←xii | 1→
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- Publication date
- 2018 (February)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Oxford, Warsaw, 2018. XIV, 376 pp., 4 ill., 2 tbl.