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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Hate Speech in its Ultimate Form and the Response of an Educator: Warnings We Have Not Heeded

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Author(s): Diaz, Marisol
He [Patrick Crusius] wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible. Rivas (2019, para. 1) … ‘I think my rhetoric brings people together,’ he [President Trump] said last week, four days after a 21-year-old allegedly po…

Health Disparities

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Author(s): Lipford, Kristie J.
Related Entries: Black Americans and Whiteness; Critical Race Theory; Scientific Racism 1 Introduction: Health Disparities Health disparities is a term commonly used in the United States (U.S.) and describes the dif…

Hegemonic Masculinity

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Author(s): Ritchie, Scott
1 Background In the 1980s, Australian sociologist Raewyn Connell (1987) formulated a theory of gender relations based on an analysis of power, and hegemonic masculinity is a key component in this theory (Carrigan et al., 198…


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Author(s): Shrodes, Addie
1 Hegemony in Marxist Critique Italian Marxist and anti-fascist activist and writer Antonio Gramsci theorized hegemony as a mechanism of domination through ideologies and norms (Gramsci, 1971). Groups in p…


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Author(s): Staley, Sara
1 What Is Heteronormativity? An important theoretical construct to understand in queer studies in education is heteronormativity. In 1991, queer theorist Michael Warner used heteronormativity to describe a pervasive discursi…


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Author(s): Kelley, Jacob | Arce-Trigatti, Andrea
1 Definition and Function Heteropatriarchy refers to the social, political, and economic system in which heterosexual men are the dominant group in a society or culture. The concept is made up of two part…


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Author(s): Chatterjee, Sohini
1 Introduction Heterosexism stems out of discrimination and prejudice against queer people when heterosexuality is considered the norm and the only acceptable sexual orientation. It is marginalization wrought structurally a…