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Title: Learning and teaching about race and racism in geography
Authors: Esson, James
Last, Angela
Race, Culture and Equality Working Group (RACE)
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Citation: ESSON, J., LAST, A. and RACE Working Group., 2018. Learning and teaching about race and racism in geography. IN: Walkington, H., Hill, J. and Dwyer, S. (eds.) Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Geography. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Forthcoming.
Abstract: This chapter demonstrates how learning and teaching about race can both further understanding about racial inequality within geography, and improve disciplinary knowledge about the history and spatiality of racism as it intersects with wider structural inequalities. Through doing so, the chapter contributes to longstanding and more recent debates over how geography curricula are shaped by and perpetuate subjectivities, epistemologies and practices underpinned by racist logic. We illustrate how insights from decolonial approaches, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) perspectives, can support geographers in creating degree programs that address and counteract the perpetuation of ‘white geographies’ i.e. the racist and colonial assumptions that are normalised and circulated through our institutional arrangements and practices. We conclude by calling on geographers to embrace a ‘curriculum against domination’, which rejects learning, teaching and knowledge production that perpetuates hierarchies of superiority and inferiority.
Description: This book chapter is in closed access until 6 months after publication
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34286
Publisher Link: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-for-teaching-and-learning-in-geography
ISBN: 9781788116480
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Geography and Environment)

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