Mi querido amigo Paul Carr, quien actualmente es profesor en Beeghly College of Education, Youngstown State University, me acaba de mandar el anuncio de su nuevo libro. Hace algún tiempo me envió la prueba de imprenta y tuve oportunidad de darle una mirada. Aun sin leerlo a cabalidad, y aunque está escrito desde el contexto canadiense, en mi primera revisión me dió muy buena impresión y lo recomiendo a quienes están interesados en la sociología y los estudios culturales en educación.
Copio aquí los extractos del anuncio que me envió:
Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education
The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education
Paul R. Carr, Youngstown State University, USA, and Darren E. Lund, University of Calgary, Canada (Eds.)
Naming Whiteness and White identity is a political project as much as an intellectual engagement, and the co-editors of this collection must be commended for creating the space for such naming to take place in public and academic discourses. Is it noteworthy to acknowledge that both Paul and Darren are White, and that they are overseeing this work on Whiteness? I believe that it is, not because others cannot write about the subject with clarity and insight, as is clearly evident in the diverse range of contributors to this book. Rather, naming their positions as White allies embracing a rigorous conceptual and analytical discourse in the social justice field is an important signal that White society must also become intertwined in the entrenched racism that infuses every aspect of our society. As Paul and Darren correctly point out, race is still a pivotal concern for everything that happens in society, and especially in schools.
Excerpt from the Foreword by George J. Sefa Dei, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
The Great White North? provides a timely and important mode of addressing and examining the contradictions of Whiteness, and also challenging its insinuation into the very pores of the Canadian social universe. While the context of the book is distinctly Canadian, there are urgent messages here on race and anti-racism for the international community. Carr and Lund have provided educators with a vibrant contribution to the critical anti-racist literature. This is a book that needs to be put on reading lists across the disciplines!
Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
Aquí un breve resumen del libro:
Y aquí se puede leer el prólogo, la introducción y el índice:
En esta página encontrarán varios enlaces a otras publicaciones de Paul: