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

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Teachers College Press, 2017 - Education - 259 pages
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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.

“Sensoy and DiAngelo masterfully unpack complex concepts in a highly readable and engaging fashion for readers ranging from preservice through experienced classroom teachers. The authors treat readers as intelligent thinkers who are capable of deep reflection and ethical action. I love their comprehensive development of a critical social justice framework, and their blend of conversation, clarity, and research. I heartily recommend this book!”

—Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University Monterey Bay

 

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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
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Understanding the Global Organization of Racism Through White Supremacy
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