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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False Consciousness

(3,273 words)

Author(s): Hossler, Peter
Related Entries: Capitalism; Marxism; McIntosh, Peggy; Nationalism; Revolutionary Consciousness … False consciousness is a central concept within political Marxism (i.e. theorists and scholars using Marxist sch…

Feminism and Whiteness

(3,973 words)

Author(s): Deliovsky, Katerina
Related Entries: Eugenics; hooks, bell; Intersectionality; White Supremacy … It was Simone de Beauvoir who wrote in The Second Sex “one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman” (1975, p. 267). In her existential examination of woman’s o…