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I've Got A Story to Tell: Identity and Place in the Academy

reviewed by Barbara Wallace - 2001

coverTitle: I've Got A Story to Tell: Identity and Place in the Academy
Author(s): Sandra Jackson and Jose Solis Jordan (Eds)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820438626, Pages: 167, Year: 1999
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Sandra Jackson and Jose Solis Jordan have produced an edited volume that transmits a chorus of voices covering the themes of racism, sexism, classism and homophobia in the academy. They've got a story to tell! But, are the majority of academics ready to listen? From their "Introduction" it is clear that Jackson and Jordan clearly understand the nature and magnitude of what they are revealing, for they state that the book seeks to "break silences and to speak the unspeakable" (p.1.). They also know what they risk in presenting a body of material that may be dissected and rejected by the majority of academics in the name of intellectual discussion "until there is no humanity to the experience, nothing that should necessarily move one to struggle to understand the experiences of others who are different" (p.3). Jackson and Jordan also forewarn how all too often "professors of color are accused of being overly sensitive, without humor, taking things too seriously, and looking for trouble where none exists."... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 35-39
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10583, Date Accessed: 2/26/2021 10:47:02 PM

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  • Barbara Wallace
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    Barbara C. Wallace is Associate Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her scholarly interests include: primary, secondary and tertiary violence prevention in school- and community-based settings, domestic violence, addictions and dependencies especially to crack and cocaine, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS, and health promotion in multicultural settings. Selected publications include Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Community Health Promotion (Praeger) and Crack Cocaine: A Practical Treatment Approach for the Chemically Dependent (Brunner/Mazel).
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