Brill's Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education

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Series Editors: William M. Reynolds and Brad Porfilio

Comprising 2000 entries, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education is a fully searchable database presenting comprehensive and accurate portraits of the various disciplines related to critical thinking and understanding in Educational Research. What readers will encounter in this database is what the various fields are saying, and have been saying during their various histories. Designed to open up conversations among current established scholars and future, next generation scholars nationally and internationally, these complicated conversations further expand the various fields and lead to possibilities for praxis. Praxis emphasizes the increase of critical knowledge and understandings both for self-development and social reconstruction. There is a uniqueness in Critical Understanding in Education in the commitment to the focus on the historical development and comprehensive critical presentation of a particular discipline.

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Baldwin, James

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Author(s): McManimon, Shannon K. | Smith, Michael D.
Related Entries: Black Americans and Whiteness; Roediger, David; Social Construction … As a writer and a human, James Baldwin was invested in resisting (un)complicated categorization and (re)imagining existential possibilities. In his intimate and urgent work as a poet, playwright, nov…

Ballroom Culture

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Author(s): Mobley Jr., Steve D. | Hutchings, Quortne R.
1 Imagine a ‘Ball’ Ballroom, often referred to as the ‘house/ball community,’ is a communal network of Black and Latinx queer and trans* individuals who uti…

Basement Culture

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Author(s): Lensmire, Timothy J.
Related Entries: Ellison, Ralph; Political Correctness; Second Wave Whiteness Studies 1 Introduction The idea that white people participate in a basement culture was put forward by Lensmire (2017) in his book, White folks: Race and…

Becoming: Or Why Difference is Fundamental to Education for Emancipation

(5,680 words)

Author(s): Bazzul, Jesse
All history does is to translate a co-existence of becomings into a succession. Deleuze and Guattari, 1988, p. 430…