Politics of Anti-Racism Education: In Search of Strategies for Transformative Learning

  • George J. Sefa Dei
  • Mairi McDermott

Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Intersectional Analyses: Rethinking Anti-Racism Education, Masculinity and the Politics of Sexuality

  3. Policy and Curriculum: Questions of Whiteness, Aboriginal Education, and Indigeneity

  4. Representations: The Media, Discursive Authority, and Counter Narratives

  5. Autoethnography: On Coalition Building, Identity and Belonging, and Decolonization

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-239

About this book


This collection of essays invites readers to think through critical questions concerning anti-racism education, such as: How does anti-racism education centre race as an analytic and simultaneously work with multiple sites of oppression, without reifying hierarchies of difference?  How can anti-racism education be engaged to speak to historical questions of power and privilege, within conventional schooling practices?  How do we recognize anti-racism education in its many iterations?
In this book the authors explore the knowledge that constitutes anti-racism education and the ways in which knowledge constitutive of anti-racism education becomes embodied through particular pedagogues. The authors are anti-racism educators with experiences in diverse settings: the chapters cover various fields and socio-historic geographies, address contemporary educational issues, and are situated within personal-political, historical and philosophical conversations.  
Anti-racism education is a discursive stance and steeped in politics that shape and are shaped by everyday conversations, theories, and practices. The essays in this collection work through many of the possibilities and limitations of engaging in counter-hegemonic education for transformative learning. Readers will discover lived experiences, theory, practice and critical reflexivity.


Critical Anti-Racism Education aboriginal education anti-colonial education cultural inclusion identity and belonging indigenous education indigenous knowledge policy and curriculum studies race and ethnicity transformative learning

Editors and affiliations

  • George J. Sefa Dei
    • 1
  • Mairi McDermott
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7626-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7627-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-4449
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-4457
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