Teaching "Race" with a Gendered Edge
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Central European University Press
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The idea for writing a book on the intersection of race and gender for the “Teaching with Gender” series emerged in the stimulating discussions of the working group “Postcolonial Europe” chaired by Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard within ATHENA3, the...
Teaching “Race” with a Gendered Edge—Introduction
This collection of essays responds to the need to approach questions of race and racism from a feminist perspective, focussing on the intersections of race, class and gender. Only a thorough exploration of these intersections can open up a deeper understanding of racism against particular groups that have emerged in the European...
PART I: THEMATIC EXPLORATIONS
Chapter 1: Breaking the Canon? Critical Reflections on “Other” Literary Traditions
This chapter focuses on the role of the literary canon as a crucial instrument and reference point in pedagogy and teaching about gender and race. The analysis of the construction, working and transformation of the canon, and the Western canon in particular, forms the ideal arena to teach and discuss how the intersection...
Chapter 2: Monumental Dresses: Coming to Terms with Racial Repression
Phila Portia Ndwandwe was a high-placed South African freedom fighter who had been missing since 1988 and who turned out to have been murdered by the security police. She was the first victim whose remains were exhumed after information was provided by perpetrators appearing before the Amnesty Committee of the Truth...
Chapter 3: Embodying Otherness while Teaching Race and Genderat White European Universities
Talking about race and thinking through race is puzzling, quite apart from our beliefs, life histories, family heritages, cultural orientations, academic disciplines, and political standpoints. Paradoxically, one can claim both talking about race and not talking...
PART II: EXPRESSIONS OF RACISM AND GENDERIN NATIONAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS
Chapter 4: Disappearing Act: The Forgotten History of Colonialism,Eugenics and Gendered Othering in Denmark
In a political era haunted by the return of nationalist agendas, regrettably Denmark emerges as a pioneer. As in many similar cases, this status has an historical and scientific trajectory. This chapter will point to two major events in Danish history—Danish colonialism and eugenics—which are continuously and actively forgotten...
Chapter 5: Portugal and the Empire: Discourses and Practices on Raceand Gender
Portugal was the centre of an empire which spread over four continents and spanned nearly six centuries. It was the first and most enduring of the modern European colonial empires. It started in the early 15th century and lasted until 1974, when the fall of the dictatorship in Portugal led to the independence of the colonies in Africa...
Chapter 6: The French Ban on Headscarves: Rendering Racism Respectable
In our paper we address the French government’s 2004 law that instituted a ban on wearing “conspicuous signs” of religious affiliation in public schools as a representative example of contemporary anxieties about the Muslim faith. France is not the only country in Europe that sees the headscarf as a challenge to secular democracy...
Chapter 7: Racial/Ethnic Otherness in Polish Public Discourse
Throughout the last two decades feminist and minority scholars and activists have hoped that Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004 would contribute—literally and metaphorically—to a receptiveness to the ideas of cultural diversity in Polish society, owing not only to increased immigration to Poland but also to...
Chapter 8: “Not a Country for Women, nor for Blacks”: Teaching Race and Gender in Italy between Colonial Heritagesand New Perspectives
It is only in recent times that Italy has started confronting its colonial past and the consequences of mass migration, thus realising how this history still shapes the present perception of racialised and gendered differences. Scholars from different disciplines have...
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Page Count: 173
Publication Year: 2012
OCLC Number: 801407264
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