Playing the Race Card: Exposing White Power and Privilege

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Social Science - 224 pages
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"Playing the Race Card" reflects and engages the dynamic nature of racialized experience in Western contexts. It examines today s anti-racism project to discern how it might benefit from integrating strategies that work toward the development of critical consciousness as its main goal. So that the privileged and the oppressed alike may reflexively examine their own subject positions, this book identifies and addresses the need to develop a working model for anti-racism strategies. Given the need to understand and move beyond static conceptions of race and racism, "Playing the Race Card" offers both a critique of mainstream/privileged perceptions of racial oppression, as well as a direction forward within a more -organic- approach to social reform."
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER
41
CHAPTER THREE
59
CHAPTER FOUR
81
CHAPTER FIVE
101
CHAPTER
127
CHAPTER SEVEN
147
CHAPTER EIGHT
165
CONCLUSION
181
NOTES
195
INDEX
221
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The Authors: George J. Sefa Dei is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in the areas of race, class, and gender.
Leeno Luke Karumanchery is co-author of "Removing the Margins: The Challenges and Possibilities of Inclusive Schooling" and is Chair of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association s sub-committee on anti-racism.
Nisha Karumanchery-Luik received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She teaches Women s Studies and is on the Editorial Board of Directors for Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation Sur La Recherche Feministe.