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Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

Oppression and Resistance in Southern Higher and Adult Education

Mississippi and the Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice

Authors: Strunk, Kamden K., Locke, Leslie Ann, Martin, Georgianna L.

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  • Presents Mississippi as the prime backdrop for exploring systemic issues of class-based inequity in adult and higher education
  • Highlights historical and contemporary examples of oppression and violence in higher education 
  • Offers cross-disciplinary strategies for moving toward social justice and equity
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This book explores the long history of oppression and resistance in adult and higher education, situated in Mississippi. The state serves as a unique site in which intersecting narratives around race, ethnicity, social class, opportunity, democracy, and equity have played out over the past several decades. In this book, the authors highlight the experiences of students and adults in Mississippi who provide both covert, subtle resistance to the dominant, oppressive educational narrative in the state, as well as those who provide active, visible resistance. Using critical pedagogy and critical theory to drive their analysis, the authors highlight the systematic and continuous nature of oppression, and theorize ways forward toward liberation in Mississippi, the South, and the nation.

About the authors

Kamden K. Strunk is Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Auburn University, USA. He is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). His research interests include social justice in education, LGBTQ issues, and quantitative methods.
Leslie Ann Locke is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa, USA. She is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). Her research interests include leadership for social justice, schooling for students from marginalized groups, equity-oriented education policy, and qualitative methodologies.
Georgianna L. Martin is Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia, USA. She is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). Her research interests include social class identity and experiences of low-income college students, social justice in higher education, and social responsibility and activism in higher education.

Reviews

“It is critical that student affairs educators facilitate regular discussions amongst themselves and with students about issues of racism, White supremacy, classism, transphobia, and other –isms. This book provides a great template for student affairs educators to facilitate these discussions.” (Cindy Ann Kilgo in College Student Affairs Journal, Volume 36.2., Fall 2018) 

“Strunk, Locke, and Martin have succeeded in achieving their goal of promoting dialogue around successful strategies for resisting oppression. This volume constitutes a thoughtful and timely contribution to the education activism literature, with important theoretical and practical lessons for educators interested in social change.” (Matt Nock in Alberta Journal of Education Research, Volume 64.2, Summer 2018)

“This book offers vivid insight and much needed background into Mississippi's challenging culture while shining a light on the potential for the state to achieve social equity and justice through effective collective action.” (Susan M. Glisson, Co-Founder and Partner, Sustainable Equity, LLC, USA)

“An in-depth examination of the racist efforts to deny educational equity for African Americans in Mississippi. This book is a fabulous resource for everyone who wants to better understand this history and how it continues to impact the state today.” (Robby Luckett, Director, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Understanding Mississippi as a Particular Site of Oppression in Education

    Pages 1-30

    Strunk, Kamden K. (et al.)

  • Conditions of Oppression in Mississippi Adult and Higher Education: The Legacy of White Supremacy and Injustice

    Pages 33-54

    Strunk, Kamden K. (et al.)

  • Tracing the Development and Entrenchment of Oppression in Mississippi Adult and Higher Education

    Pages 55-75

    Strunk, Kamden K. (et al.)

  • Oppression and Resistance Timeline

    Pages 77-107

    Strunk, Kamden K. (et al.)

  • Black Resistance

    Pages 111-136

    Strunk, Kamden K. (et al.)

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57663-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oppression and Resistance in Southern Higher and Adult Education
Book Subtitle
Mississippi and the Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57664-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57664-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57663-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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