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Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education by
Publication Date: 2018-06-18
Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on education have long persisted alongside colonial models of education, yet too often have been subsumed within the fields of multiculturalism, critical race theory, and progressive education. Timely and compelling, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education features research, theory, and dynamic foundational readings for educators and educational researchers who are looking for possibilities beyond the limits of liberal democratic schooling.
Living a Feminist Life by
Call Number: HQ1190 .A36 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-03
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique--often by naming and calling attention to problems--and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them.
Normal Life by
Publication Date: 2015-08-07
Wait--what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective?
On Being Included by
Call Number: LC212.4 .A398 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-28
What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work. Diversity is an ordinary, even unremarkable, feature of institutional life. Yet diversity practitioners often experience institutions as resistant to their work, as captured through their use of the metaphor of the "brick wall." On Being Included offers an explanation of this apparent paradox. It explores the gap between symbolic commitments to diversity and the experience of those who embody diversity.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by
Call Number: LB880.F73 P4313 1998
Publication Date: 2018-03-22
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing.
Race after Technology by
Publication Date: 2019-06-17
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity. Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to the racism of a previous era.
Toward What Justice? by
Publication Date: 2018-02-12
Toward What Justice? brings together compelling ideas from a wide range of intellectual traditions in education to discuss corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice. Leading scholars articulate new ideas and challenge entrenched views of what justice means when considered from the perspectives of diverse communities. Their chapters, written boldly and pressing directly into the difficult and even strained questions of justice, reflect on the contingencies and incongruences at work when considering what justice wants and requires. At its heart, Toward What Justice? is a book about justice projects, and the incommensurable investments that social justice projects can make.
We Can't Breathe by
Call Number: E185 .A86 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
In We Can't Breathe, Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the "Master Narrative" and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. In eight wide-ranging and penetrating essays, he explores such topics as the twisted legacy of jokes and falsehoods in black life; the importance of black fathers and community; the significance of black writers and stories; and the beauty and pain of the black body. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that has resisted, survived, and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma.
Beyond Prisons: Rachel Herzing on Political Education
Rachel Herzing joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation on political education, transformation, and more. Rachel is the co-director of Center for Political Education, a resource for political organizations on the left, progressive social movements, the working class and people of color. She has been an organizer, activist, and advocate fighting the violence of policing and imprisonment for over 20 years.
Big Door Brigade
About Big Door Brigade: This website emerged when group of people based in and near Seattle, Washington who knew each other through organizing and activism on issues that include criminalization and imprisonment, anti-fascism, rural organizing, social services, anti-racism, queer and trans movement building, and more began meeting in June 2016 to reflect on the political moment and share useful readings. We shared a desire to see increased participation in left social movements and we spend time talking about how to remove barriers to participation, especially for people who are newly mobilizing now. We imagined ways that our movements become more welcoming, easier to participate in–a wide and welcoming entryway into movement work. We were dreaming of a big door. We met for about a year as a group, and then kept working together and separately in many organizations in our region and beyond. As part of and inspired by that group, Dean Spade created this website to lift up the significance of mutual aid as a strategy for survival and mobilization, and he continues to maintain it.
Research blog from Sara Ahmed, inaugural director of the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at Goldsmiths, independent feminist scholar and writer, author of Living a Feminist Life and On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
Whose Security is it Anyway?
In response to pervasive institutional violence and increasing policing, surveillance, and targeting of queer and TGNB (trans and gender non-binary) youth of color, street-based youth, and youth experiencing homelessness, Project NIA created a toolkit to share strategies of resistance to the increased securitization of non-profit spaces. We hope our experiences, which are specific, activate organizations and the individuals working within them to reflect and take action, implementing both short- and long-term strategies to prevent, interrupt, and transform violence.