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Deconstructing Privilege

Book Description

Although scholarly examinations of privilege have increased in recent decades, an emphasis on privilege studies pedagogy remains lacking within institutions. This edited collection explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about various forms of systemic group privilege such as that based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, and class. Formatted in three easy-to-follow sections, Deconstructing Privilege charts the history of privilege studies and provides intersectional approaches to the topic.

Drawing on a wealth of research and real-life accounts, this book gives educators both the theoretical foundations they need to address issues of privilege in the classroom and practical ways to forge new paths for critical dialogues in educational settings. Combining interdisciplinary contributions from leading experts in the field-- such as Tim Wise and Abby Ferber-- with pedagogical strategies and tips for teaching about privilege, Deconstructing Privilege is an essential book for any educator who wants to address what privilege really means in the classroom.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword Teaching about Privilege: Transforming Learned Ignorance into Usable Knowledge
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. 1 Beyond Diversity and Whiteness: Developing a Transformative and Intersectional Model of Privilege Studies Pedagogy
  10. PART I Transformative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning about Privilege
    1. 2 Pedagogy for the Privileged: Addressing Inequality and Injustice without Shame or Blame
    2. 3 Deconstructing Privilege When Students Resist: The Journey Back into the Community of Engaged Learners
    3. 4 Teaching Social Justice Ally Development among Privileged Students
    4. 5 “Colorblindness is the New Racism”: Raising Awareness about Privilege Using Color Insight
  11. PART II Intersectional Privilege Studies Pedagogy
    1. 6 Teaching Privilege through an Intersectional Lens
    2. 7 Intersectionality and Paradigms of Privilege: Teaching for Social Change
    3. 8 Recognizing Privilege by Reducing Invisibility: The Global Feminisms Project as a Pedagogical Tool
    4. 9 Intergroup Dialogue Pedagogy: Teaching about Intersectional and Under-examined Privilege in Heterosexual, Christian, and Jewish Identities
  12. PART III Privilege in the Classroom: Strategies and Applications
    1. 10 Are We Queer Yet? Addressing Heterosexual and Gender-Conforming Privilege
    2. 11 Class Action: Using Experiential Learning to Raise Awareness of Social Class Privilege
    3. 12 Teaching the Taboo: Walking the Tightrope of Christian Privilege
    4. 13 Blazing the Trail: Teaching the Privileged about Privilege
  13. List of Contributors
  14. Index