Contexts for Becoming and Belonging
Edited By Mere Berryman, Ann Nevin, Suzanne SooHoo and Therese Ford
About the editor
“In Relational and Responsive Inclusion: Contexts for Becoming and Belonging, readers will be treated to fresh, if not joyously transgressive, theorizations and practical applications of an alternative conceptualization of inclusion that disrupts the power dynamics that is embedded in the very idea of including someone or including a group. Berryman, Nevin, SooHoo, and Ford challenge readers to dream a context where the social justice issue of inclusion is relational and extends beyond mere increase in the presence of the Other to actually creating a sense of belonging that is reciprocal, relational, and even daringly challenges exclusionary practices. Chapters in this book offer unique perspectives on what an alternative framework for inclusion might look like in contexts where it is enacted within relational reciprocity. This book is a must-read for graduate students and professionals interested in the social justice issue of inclusion and exploring alternative models not only of theorizing inclusion but learning practical strategies for enacting inclusion across various identity markers that frequently marginalize certain individuals and/or groups.”
Kagendo Mutua, Ph.D, Associate Professor & Director, CrossingPoints Transition Program, Department of Special Education & Multiple Abilities, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
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