On Privilege, Fraudulence, and Teaching as Learning: Selected Essays 1981-2019

1st Edition

Peggy McIntosh

July 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780815354116 - CAT# K346175

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From one of the world’s leading voices on white privilege and anti-racism work comes this collection of essays on complexities of privilege and power. Each of the four sections illustrates Peggy McIntosh’s practice of combining personal and systemic understandings to focus on power in unusual ways. Section One includes McIntosh’s essays on privilege, or systems of unearned advantage that correspond to systems of oppression. Section Two helps readers to understand that feeling like a fraud may be produced by our hierarchical cultures rather than by any actual weakness or personal deficit. Section Three presents McIntosh‘s Interactive Phase Theory, highlighting five different world views, or attitudes about power, that affect school curriculum, cultural values, and decisions on taking action. The book concludes with insights from a peer-led teacher development project that leads individuals and institutions to work collectively toward equity and social justice. This book is the culmination of forty years of McIntosh’s intellectual and organizational work.


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