Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education, Second Edition

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Teachers College Press, Jul 28, 2017 - Education - 259 pages

This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education.

Based on the authors’ extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as a chapter on intersectionality and classism; discussion of contemporary activism (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, and Idle No More); material on White Settler societies and colonialism; pedagogical supports related to “common social patterns” and “vocabulary to practice using”; and extensive updates throughout.

Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, Is Everyone Really Equal? is a detailed and engaging textbook and professional development resource presenting the key concepts in social justice education. The text includes many user-friendly features, examples, and vignettes to not just define but illustrate the concepts.

Book Features:

  • Definition Boxes that define key terms.
  • Stop Boxes to remind readers of previously explained ideas.
  • Perspective Check Boxes to draw attention to alternative standpoints.
  • Discussion Questions and Extension Activities for using the book in a class, workshop, or study group.
  • A Glossary of terms and guide to language use.
 

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Contents

How to Engage Constructively in Courses That Take a Critical Social Justice Approach
1
Critical Thinking and Critical Theory
23
Culture and Socialization
35
Prejudice and Discrimination
50
Oppression and Power
60
Understanding Privilege Through Ableism
80
Understanding the Invisibility of Oppression Through Sexism
102
Understanding the Structural Nature of Oppression Through Racism
119
Understanding Intersectionality Through Classism
154
Yeah But Common Rebuttals
185
Putting It All Together
199
Glossary
219
References
231
Index
245
About the Authors
259
Copyright

Understanding the Global Organization of Racism Through White Supremacy
141

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About the author (2017)

Ozlem Sensoy is associate professor in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University.

Robin DiAngelo is lecturer in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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