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Title: ‘The why and the white’: Racism and curriculum reform in British Geography
Authors: Esson, James
Keywords: Coloniality
Curriculum
Decolonial
Racism
Teaching
White supremacy
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Published by Wiley
Citation: ESSON, J., 2018. ‘The why and the white’: Racism and curriculum reform in British Geography. Area, [in press].
Abstract: This article intervenes in recent debates over the whiteness of the higher education geography curriculum. Focusing on UK based universities, I examine the why and the white in the question ‘why is our geography curriculum so white’? It is argued that the answer is coloniality induced institutional racism. I propose that engaging with insights from critical race theory, social justice and decolonial scholarship could help British geography to more effectively challenge racism, and other forms of dehumanisation, in our institutional arrangements and teaching practices.
Description: This paper is closed access until 08 August 2020.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/area.12475
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33487
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12475
ISSN: 0004-0894
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