The race for class: Reflections on a critical raceclass theory of education

Educational Studies: A Jrnl of the American Educ. Studies Assoc 48 (5):427-449 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This article is intended to appraise the insights gained from Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Education. It is particularly interested in CRT's relationship with Marxist discourse, which falls under two questions. One, how does CRT understand Marxist concepts, such as capital, which show up in the way CRT appropriates them? The article argues that Marxist concepts, such as historical classes, class-for-itself, are useful for race analysis as it sets parameters around the conceptual use of historical races and a race-for-itself. Two, how does CRT understand the role of capitalism, therefore shedding light on its position regarding the class problem? It is no doubt attentive to class power, but this is not the same as performing an immanent critique of capitalism. As a result, within CRT class achieves a color whereby class becomes a variant of race, better known as classism. Race becomes the theory with class vocabulary superimposed on it. Last, I suggest areas where CRT could combine with Marxism in order to forge a Critical Raceclass Theory of Education

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,389

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Hiddenness Argument Revisited.J. L. Schellenberg - 2005 - Religious Studies 41 (3):287-303.
After the Glow: Race Ambivalence and Other Educational Prognoses.Zeus Leonardo - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):675-698.
White Women Doing Critical Race Theory: Some Ethical and Political Considerations.Kim Q. Hall - 1999 - APA Newsletter on Black Experience and Law (Special Joint Issue on Critical Race Theory).
The Relevance of Critical Race Theory to Educational Theory and Practice.Jeanne M. Powers - 2007 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (1):151–166.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-10-30

Downloads
72 (#165,321)

6 months
5 (#143,633)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Transitions to Middle-Skill Jobs: Pathways Into the New Racio-Economic Structure of the 21st Century.Maliheh Mansuripur Vafai - 2016 - Educational Studies: A Jrnl of the American Educ. Studies Assoc 52 (2):139-154.

Add more citations

References found in this work

[Book Review] the Racial Contract. [REVIEW]Charles W. Mills - 1997 - Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):155-160.
Marxism and Literature.Berel Lang - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (4):642-644.
The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the Discourse of ‘White Privilege’.Zeus Leonardo - 2004 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 36 (2):137-152.
After the Glow: Race Ambivalence and Other Educational Prognoses.Zeus Leonardo - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):675-698.
Sitting in the Waiting Room: Paulo Freire and the Critical Turn in the Field of Education.Isaac Gottesman - 2010 - Educational Studies: A Jrnl of the American Educ. Studies Assoc 46 (4):376-399.

View all 8 references / Add more references