Table Of Content
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Chapter 1 How to Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talk
- Chapter 2 Methodology and Literature: How Did We Get to This Place and Time?
- Chapter 3 Annabell
- Chapter 4 Roberta
- Chapter 5 Elaine
- Chapter 6 Madeline
- Chapter 7 Next Steps
- Index of Authors
- Index of Words and Phrases
- Series Index
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Lietz, Irene Murphy, author.p
Title: Teaching and race: how to survive, manage, and
even encourage race talk / Irene Murphy Lietz.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.
Series: Studies in composition and rhetoric; vol. 12 | ISSN 1080-5397
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020009955 (print) | LCCN 2020009956 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4331-7190-1 (hardcover) | ISBN 978-1-4331-7191-8 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4331-7192-5 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-7193-2 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: Racism in higher education—United States. | Race—Study
and teaching (Higher)—United States. | Multicultural education—United
States. | Race relations—Study and teaching (Higher)—United States.
Classification: LCC LC212.42 .L54 2020 (print) | LCC LC212.42 (ebook)
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020009955
LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020009956
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About the book
Teaching and Race: How To Survive, Manage, and Even Encourage Race Talk provides an in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of some common student talk about race, its flavor, character, rhetorical, sociological, psychological and educational development sources, and manageable tools for responding to students. The book recommends an accessible two-step, compassionate listening followed by critical challenges, to make the transformative connection between emotion and evidence. The book helps teachers embrace the moments of difficult conversation, confront student denial (as well as their own), and take advantage of the unique opportunity the classroom provides to advance the students’ antiracist identity development. Teaching and Race narrates common, sometimes offensive, language in four student interviews that are tied to strong feelings of confusion, denial, guilt, resistance and more. The student interviews help college teachers name and analyze loaded racial discussion so that they can thoughtfully address it in the classroom, rather than feel their only choices are explosive confrontation, gloss-overs or redirection. The book empowers teachers to shift potentially confrontational race talk to open-minded race dialogues that ultimately defuse the shock, sting, alarm and confusion of race talk by wellintentioned but unpracticed voices. The book creates a compassionate but informed moment for teachers, preparing them to confidently raise a critical challenge to misinformation at the moment it arises, and providing a beginning response for the teacher.
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.
Thank you to the students who volunteered for the study that began as the basis of this book and particularly to the four students who participated in the interviews that anchor this book. Their eagerness to learn and their generosity of spirit in learning with me is all a teacher could ever hope for.
- XII, 170
- ISBN (Book)
- Publication date
- 2020 (June)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2020. XII, 170 pp.