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Power and Privilege in White Middle-Class Feminist Discussions of Gender and Education


by Christine E. Sleeter — 1993

In education as well as other social institutions, concerns of women often are represented as competing with concerns of racial minority groups and sometimes of low-income people. This chapter challenges that representation. Half of racial minority group members and low-income people are women. However, by treating race, social class, and gender as separate issues signifying discrete groups, white economically privileged women tend to benefit, and oppressed groups remain fragmented, competing against each other for scarce resources.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 221-240
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18858, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 2:42:58 PM

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  • Christine Sleeter
    University of Wisconsin—Parkside
    CHRISTINE E. SLEETER is Professor of Education in the Teacher Education Department of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin—Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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