Publication Date: September 25, 2013
Series: Multicultural Education Series
This is a comprehensive introduction to the main frameworks for thinking about, conducting research on, and teaching about race and racism in education. Renowned theoretician and philosopher Zeus Leonardo surveys the dominant race theories and, more specifically, focuses on those frameworks that are considered essential to cultivating a critical attitude toward race and racism. The book examines four frameworks: Critical Race Theory (CRT), Marxism, Whiteness Studies, and Cultural Studies, with a critique following each one in order to analyze its strengths and set its limits. The last chapter offers a theory of “race ambivalence,” which combines aspects of all four theories into one framework. Engaging and cutting edge, Race Frameworks is a foundational text suitable for courses in education and critical race studies.
Introduction: Critical Frameworks on Race
1.;Critical Race Theory in Education: On Racial State Apparatuses
2.;Marxism and Race: The Racialized Division of Labor
3.;Whiteness Studies and Educational Supremacy:
The Unbearable Whiteness of Schooling
4.;Cultural Studies, Race Representation, and Education:
From the Means of Production to the Production of Meanness
5.;Race Ambivalence and a Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education
Zeus Leonardo is associate professor of Education and affiliated faculty of the Critical Theory Designated Emphasis at the University of California, Berkeley. He received the 2021 AERA Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award.
“Race Frameworks is a pick for education and sociology holdings alike, and provides an in-depth introduction to the primary frameworks for researching and teaching about race and racism in education.”
—The Midwest Book Review
“Insightful, compelling, and original.”
—Pedro Noguera, New York University
“A new and generative framework for the study of race and education.”
—Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley
“You will be informed (and entertained) by Race Frameworks.”
—Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara
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