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Anti-Racist Scholarship: An Advocacy

reviewed by Lisa Loutzenheiser - 2003

coverTitle: Anti-Racist Scholarship: An Advocacy
Author(s): James Joseph Scheurich (Editor)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 079145360, Pages: 384, Year: 2002
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James Scheurich’s Anti-racist Scholarship is not an easy book.  Yet, the project that Scheurich undertakes remains worthwhile and provocative. Anti-racist Scholarship addresses important issues and does not back down from the difficulties surrounding discussions concerning race and racism. While the book appears under sole authorship, it is a frank and candid exploration of racism and white privilege within educational research through the eyes of Scheurich and his colleagues, many of whom are current and former students. Sections of the book have appeared in a number of journals, including Educational Researcher and Educational Administration Quarterly.   The book includes 10 chapters. Three of the six chapters in Parts One and Two, which focus on anti-racist critiques, include sections containing a variety of responses to the work of Scheurich and his co-authors from well-respected scholars such as Christine Sleeter and Cynthia Tyson.  According to Scheurich, Part Three contains four chapters centering on anti-racist representations of the “other.”  However, the first of these is a mea culpa (and unanalyzed) example of Scheurich’s “failure to observe... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 557-560
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11048, Date Accessed: 1/21/2021 12:03:17 AM

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  • Lisa Loutzenheiser
    University of British Columbia
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    Lisa W. Loutzenheiser is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include anti-oppressive education at the K-12 and teacher education levels, gender and queer theories, and alternative education.
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