Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: A Critical Reader occupies, expands, and challenges the issues raised by critical race theory. Fleshing out the theoretical pillars of Critical Anti-Racist Theory (CART) as its central organizing framework, this text responds to the central issue of race in terms of public and academic discourses, meta-narratives, and its implications for social policy. Drawing from popular culture, this edited collection features a variety of real-world analyses, from media bias to contentious Africentric school programs. This collection serves as a timely and accessible text for academic and wider audiences. In addition to outlining the philosophical underpinnings of CART, the text considers how this theory may inform current socio-political dynamics in a wide, globally-reaching range of areas. This book could be used in the undergraduate and graduate levels in these disciplines: Anthropology, Diaspora Studies, Education, Ethnic Studies, Law, Multiculturalism Studies, Politics, Social Work, and Sociology.
George J. Sefa Dei is a professor and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He was the first Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at OISE/UT. He has published widely and is engaged in a wide range of community activism, particularly on issues of critical anti-racism in education. Meredith Lordan received her doctorate from the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her dissertation and subsequent research considers access to education in the context of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Meredith has also taught at the Toronto District School Board, OISE/UT, the Steps to University Program at the University of Toronto, and United Nations University. She has published work on anti-colonialism, equity issues, change and the political process, and international politics.
Contents: George J. Sefa Die/Meredith Lordan: Introduction - George J. Sefa Dei: Reframing Critical Anti-Racist Theory (CART) for Contemporary Times - Meredith Lordan: The Race to Self: Critical Anti-Racism Theory in a Global Change Era - heory in a Global Change Era - Lessons from Rio+20 - the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Paul Banahene Adjei: When Blackness Shows Up Uninvited: Examining the Murder of Trayvon Martin through Fanonian Racial Interpellation - Philip S. S. Howard: The Smack of Self-Determination: A Fanonian Analysis of the Africentric Schooling Debate in Toronto - Shaun Chen: Schooling, Interrupted: What France's Last Sociologist Might Have Said about Canada's First Black-focused School - Brandy Jensen: Race Erased? Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies - Preeia Surajbali: Situating My Standpoint: My Relationship to Black Feminist Thought as an Indo-Caribbean Canadian Woman of Color - Jozef Konyari: Understanding the Pathology and Cure for Euro-Colonial Whiteness: A Psychological, Behavioral, and Systemic Analysis - Mairi McDermott/Marlon Simmons: Embodiment and the Spatialization of Race - Kathleen Conroy: Black Males and Exclusionary Schooling Practices: `Common-Sense' Racism and the Need for a Critical Anti-Racist Approach - George J. Sefa Die/Meredith Lordan: Conclusion: Where Does Critical Anti-Racism Theory Lead Us? Considering Educational, Policy, and Community Implications.