Critical Race Studies Across Disciplines: Resisting Racism through Scholactivism (Hardcover)

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By Jonathan Chism (Editor), Stacie Craft DeFreitas (Editor), Vida Robertson (Editor)
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This book argues that critical race theory (CRT)-which originated within Legal Studies during the 1970s-has permeated multiple academic disciplines and informs the ethical commitments of scholars in diverse fields of study. Critical Race Studies Across Disciplines includes essays by scholars of African American studies from various disciplines, who directly and indirectly incorporate CRT through signaling a commitment to scholar-activism or scholactivism. Scholactivists hope to understand the roots of anti-Black racism and to actively oppose all forms of oppression. Drawing on CRT, the volume counters the colorblind rhetoric of those who dismiss the notion of systemic racism, discount racial inequities, and disregard racial justice advocates as malcontents fanning the flames of racial dissension. The contributors of this collection challenge racism centering the stories, perspectives, and counter-narratives of African American soldiers, teachers, students, writers, psychologists, and theologians who continually defy and resist oppression in myriad ways.

About the Author


Jonathan Chism is assistant professor of history and a fellow of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. Stacie Craft DeFreitas is a licensed psychologist, an associate professor of psychology, the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a fellow of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. Vida Robertson is associate professor of English and humanities and serves as the Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. David Ryden is professor of history, Interim Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a fellow of the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793635884
ISBN-10: 1793635889
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: April 19th, 2021
Pages: 318
Language: English