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190057 SE WM-M10 Spezielle ethische Fragestellungen (2019W)

Critical Whiteness Studies, Diversity and Multicultural Education

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 22.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 4 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Samstag 30.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Sonntag 01.12. 09:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Samstag 25.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Sonntag 26.01. 09:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course provides an introduction to the field of Critical Whiteness Studies by looking at the genealogy of this research area as well as its relevance to other fields, such as Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Sociology. The class also sets out to question and critically reflect the students? own identity positions and standpoints as white (or non-white) individuals and how this awareness helps to look at society in different ways. While most scholarly literature and media examples will be taken from a U.S. context, we will also attempt to see how whiteness needs to be seen differently in a European context, specifically in Austria and Germany. The class thereby also establishes the relevance for critical awareness of white privilege beyond the United States. This is particularly important in light of increasingly diversified classrooms which require teachers? sensibility for their personal blind spots with regards to their own whiteness. ?Making Whiteness Visible? is thus a class that seeks to blend theoretical concepts with practical applications for the students? own teaching and learning environments, particularly in contexts of multicultural education.

The methodology of this course is based on critical pedagogy. In addition to short input phases by the course instructor, which will explain and contextualize relevant theories and historical contexts, you are expected to actively participate in class dialogue and group activities. In a blended-learning format we will use the LMS Moodle for collaborative work, to extend the conversation beyond the classroom, and to help you with your individual learning process. Overall, this course is designed as an interactive classroom where you will be constantly provoked to engage in critical thinking, which will assist you in coming to terms with your own experiences inside and outside the classroom that are informed by your own standpoint in society.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Exam Mode: Class participation, short reflection paper, mini-presentation/lesson plan, final paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab



Relevant Literature (Selection):

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. 3rd ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.
Buck, Pam Davidson. "Constructing Race, Creating White Privilege." In Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study, edited by Paula S. Rothenberg, 32-37. New York City, NY: Worth Publishers, 2001.
Dalton, Harlon. 'Failing to See.' In White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, edited by Paula S. Rothenberg, 15-18. New York: Worth Publishers, 2011.
Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic, eds. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. 2nd ed, 2000.
_________. eds. Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror. Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 1997.
Du Bois, W. E. B. Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880. New York: Free Press, 1935.
Dyer, Richard. White. London: Routledge, 1997.
Frankenberg, Ruth. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Halley, Jean O'Malley, Amy Eshleman, and Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya. Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011.
Harris, Cheryl I. 'Whiteness as Property.' Harvard Law Review 106, no. 8 (1993): 1707-91. hooks, bell 'Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination.' In Black Looks:
Race and Representation, edited by Paula S. Rothenberg, 165-78. Boston: South End Press, 1992.
Howard, Gary R. We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools. Multicultural Education Series. 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2006.
Johnson, Allan G. Privilege, Power, and Difference. 2nd ed. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Kendall, Frances E. Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships across Race. New York: Routledge, 2006.
McIntosh, Peggy. 'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.' In Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, edited by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins, 99-104. Belmont: Wadsworth/CENGAGE Learning, 2011 [1988].
Mills, Charles W. The Racial Contract. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.
Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. Rev. ed. London: Verso, 2007. 1991.
Rodriguez, Nelson M., and Leila E. Villaverde. Dismantling White Privilege: Pedagogy, Politics, and Whiteness. Counterpoints. New York: P. Lang, 2000.
Rothenberg, Paula S., ed. White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism. 4th ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2012.
Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. Issues of Our Time. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' and Other Conversations About Race. New York: BasicBooks, 1999.
Ware, Vron, and Les Back. Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics, and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Ware, Vron. Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History. Questions for Feminism. London ; New York: Verso, 1992.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis


Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21