Agency, Structure, and Power: An Inquiry into Racism and Resistance for Education

Studies in Philosophy and Education 19 (4):329-348 (2000)
This paper argues that the agency/structure dichotomy thatpredominates in racism discourse is problematic because itobscures how racism is produced and resisted at the local sitesof relations between individuals and between individualsand institutions. Racism permeates social relations,ensured by `knowledge' and guaranteed through self-regulation. Resistance to racism requires arecognition of racism's `local' character. As aresult, educators, particularly in classrooms,play important roles in resistance-practices
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy of Education   Education   Testing and Evaluation   Theory of Education
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005241732091
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