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(Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom

  • This book promises to shed light on how racial violence against youth is a part of American culture.

Part of the book series: Youth, Media, & Culture Series (YMCS)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
    1. Introduction

      • Venus E. Evans-Winters
      Pages 1-4
  2. Portrayals and Betrayals of the Black Male Body

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. The Understanding

      • A. D. Carson
      Pages 7-9
    3. Blackness Enclosed

      • Anthony L. Brown, Marcus W. Johnson
      Pages 11-23
    4. “Looking-Like Trayvon”

      • Karen A. Johnson, Kenneth L. Johnson
      Pages 25-41
    5. What Suspicious Looks Like

      • Antonio L. Ellis
      Pages 43-54
    6. From Tre Styles to Trayvon Martin

      • Erica Thurman
      Pages 55-63
    7. Damaging Glances in Education

      • Darrell Cleveland Hucks
      Pages 65-75
  3. Trayvon’s Demise as a Function of Endemic Racism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. A Statement Concerning Concern

      • A. D. Carson
      Pages 79-79
    3. The Man in the Mirror

      • Jason Whitney Biehl
      Pages 81-94
    4. No Justice in a White Man’s Land

      • Haroon Kharem, Trina Yearwood
      Pages 95-108
    5. Reflections on Trayvon Martin

      • Anton Lendor
      Pages 109-114
  4. Pedagogical Approaches to Combating Racism and (Re)Teaching Trayvon

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Trayvon’s Closing Statement

      • Kevin Smith
      Pages 117-117
    3. “Boxed in” Black

      • Ahmad R. Washington, Janice Byrd, Jamar Booth, Malik S. Henfield
      Pages 119-132
    4. Rotten to its Core

      • David J. Leonard
      Pages 133-141
    5. An Untold Story of Two Races and the Criminal Justice System

      • Nicholas D. Hartlep, Daisy Ball
      Pages 143-161
    6. What if we all Wore Hoodies?

      • Christopher B. Knaus
      Pages 163-185

About this book

The authors bring you in this edited volume a collection of essays that address the relationship between racial violence, media, the criminal justice system, and education. This book is unique in that it brings together the perspectives of university professors, artists, poets, community activists, classroom teachers, and legal experts. With the Trayvon Martin murder and legal proceedings at the center of reflection and analysis, authors poignantly provide insight into how racial violence is institutionalized and consumed by the mass public. Authors borrow from educational theory, history, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, the arts, legal scholarship, and personal reflection to begin the dialogue on how to move toward education for racial and social justice. The book is recommended for secondary educators, community organizers, undergraduate and graduate social science and education courses.

Keywords

  • Black boys
  • critical theory
  • media
  • race
  • youth

Editors and Affiliations

  • Illinois State University, USA

    Venus E. Evans-Winters

  • Vanderbilt University, USA

    Magaela C. Bethune

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom

  • Editors: Venus E. Evans-Winters, Magaela C. Bethune

  • Series Title: Youth, Media, & Culture Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-785-8

  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6209-785-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 180

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

eBook USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6209-785-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout