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Author Clennon, Ornette D., 1969- author.

Title Black scholarly activism between the academy and grassroots : a bridge for identities and social justice / Ornette D. Clennon.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource (153 pages).
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave pivot.
Springer Education eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : whiteness, social justice and Greek mythology? -- 2. Whiteness and my twelve labours -- 3. Whiteness : the relationship between the market and Blackness -- 4. What is education for? Is it for learning whiteness? -- 5. Can modern Pan-Africanism help us to visualise a future without whiteness? -- 6. Resisting post-truth whiteness : the grassroots as sites of Black radical activism.
Summary This book explores the 'invisible' impact whiteness has on the lived 'black' experience in the UK. Using education as a philosophical and ethical framework, the author interrogates the vision of Black Radicalism proposed by Kehinde Andrews, exploring its potential applicability to grassroots activism. Clennon uses an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to draw together his previous writings on 'blackness', in effect crystallising the links between commercial (urban) blackness, the pathological structures of whiteness and institutional control. Drawing inspiration from Robbie Shilliam's cosmologically related 'hinterlands' as an antidote to the nature of colonial (Eurocentric) epistemologies, the author uses the polemical chapters as gateways to theoretical discussion about the material effects of whiteness felt on the ground. This controversial and unflinching volume will be of interest to students and scholars of race studies, particularly within education, and the lived black experience. Ornette D. Clennon is a Visiting Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is also an activist and writer, working both at local and national levels, and in 2011 received the NCCPE Beacons New Partnerships Award for his enterprise and activism work.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Blacks -- Education -- Great Britain.
Blacks -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Blacks -- Political activity -- Great Britain.
Educational sociology -- Great Britain.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Great Britain.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030008376 (electronic book)
3030008371 (electronic book)
9783030008369 (hardback)
3030008363 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-030-00837-6