Race in Education

Edited by Gerhard Maré

There is global evidence that “ghosts” of notions of essentialist differences between human “groups” continue to haunt in various forms.

There is global evidence that “ghosts” of notions of essentialist differences between human “groups” continue to haunt in various forms.

People draw upon ideas of religion, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and nation to draw distinctions. Racism, xenophobia, sexism, and right-wing populism are ongoing and increasing phenomena.

In addition, genetic science has introduced new forms of “proof” which lends itself to misuse, to confirm “common sense perceptions”.

This book – Race in Education – is the result of the work of a group of leading thinkers and their in-depth conversations at STIAS during the winter of 2015 on the effects of race.

Convened by evolutionary anthropologist Nina Jablonski and sociologist Gerhard Maré, the group included Njabulo Ndebele, Chabani Manganyi, Barney Pityana, Crain Soudien, Göran Therborn, Mikael Hjerm, Zimitri Erasmus and George Chaplin.

The group reconvened annually through 2017.

The valuable contributions of the authors in this publication not only warn against such notions, but offer ways of exploring, exposing and challenging the ghosts and the fears engendered through their contemporary forms.

Race in Education is part of a series of planned publications on the their work.


Book information

ISBN: 9781928480143

Published:

Publisher: African Sun Media

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 152


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