Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching

Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching

by Lee Anne Bell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415803284

ISBN-13: 9780415803281

Pub. Date: 03/26/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society. Making sense of the racial constructions expressed through the language and images we encounter every day, this book provides strategies for developing a more critical understanding

Overview

Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society. Making sense of the racial constructions expressed through the language and images we encounter every day, this book provides strategies for developing a more critical understanding of how racism operates culturally and institutionally in our society. Using the arts in general, and storytelling in particular, the book examines ways to teach and learn about race by creating counter-storytelling communities that can promote more critical and thoughtful dialogue about racism and the remedies necessary to dismantle it in our institutions and interactions. Illustrated throughout with examples drawn from high school classrooms, teacher education programs, and K-12 professional development programs, the book provides tools for examining racism as well as other issues of social justice. For every teacher who has struggled with how to get the "race discussion" going or who has suffered through silences and antagonism, the innovative model presented in this book offers a practical and critical framework for thinking about and acting on stories about racism and other forms of injustice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415803281
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/26/2010
Series:
Teaching/Learning Social Justice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Critical Teaching about Racism Through Story and the Arts: Introducing The Storytelling Project Model

2. Stock Stories: Reproducing Racism and White Advantage

3. Concealed Stories: Reclaiming Subjugated Memory and Knowledge

4. Resistance Stories: Drawing on Anti-Racism Legacies and Contemporary Examples to Map the Future

5. Emerging/Transforming Stories: Challenging Racism in Everyday Life

6. Cultivating Counter-Storytelling Community: The Storytelling Model in Action

 

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