Race, Culture, and Politics in Education: A Global Journey From South Africa
Published by: Teachers College Press
Sales Date: 2020-12-04
Published: December 2020
Page Count: 176 Pages
Dimensions: 6.40 x 9.25
176 Pages, 6.40 x 9.25 x 0.50 in
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This autobiographical volume will foster a deeper understanding of racism, discrimination, and inequality in all its subtleties. Through storytelling, framed within the life journey of a South African sociologist of Indian ancestry, this book examines how marginalized communities lived with, fought, and braved racial engineering under apartheid. Moodley shares her experiences of living, studying, and teaching race, ethnicity, identity, nationalism, and critical multiculturalism in five countries: South Africa, the United States, Germany, Egypt, and Canada. Everyday experiences are blended with academic interpretations, so readers gain insights from what is in part memoir and in other parts educational lessons drawn from numerous microexperiences. Subjects range from indentured labor to expropriation, the influences of Gandhi and Mandela, antisemitism in Europe to welfare colonialism in Canada, sectarianism in the Middle East to strategies for combatting bigotry in America.
- Presents autobiographical material buttressed by strong theoretically driven social science research findings.
- Connects personal, cultural, and political landscapes to promote a global political literacy.
- Sketches subjects such as indigeneity (First Nations in Canada), memorialization in Germany (Holocaust), and sectarianism in the Middle East.
- Assesses the impact of role models and leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.
- Examines how past injustices can be addressed both symbolically and materially.
Series Foreword?James A. Banks
1.? Expropriation and Dislocation
2.? Relatives, Parents and Customs
My Mother?s Story
My Father?s Story
3.? Experiences in Apartheid Education
4.? Learning from Gandhi and Mandela: Lessons in Leadership
5.? A Visiting Student in the United States
6.? Teaching at a Tribal College
7.? An Enduring Friendship
8.? Germany: Cultural, Linguistic and Ideological
9.? Experiences in Egypt: My Entry to the Middle East
10.? An Immigrant in Canada
Forays Into Introspective Conscienticization
Attempts at Institutional Transformation
11.? Political Literacy as Strategy to Combat Bigotry
Conclusion: Lessons Learned From Five Different Countries for Teaching Political Literacy
The United States
Egypt and the Middle East
About the Author