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Fencing the Race: Responding to the past to help shape the future

Otele, Olivette and Thomas, Dave S.P (2021) Fencing the Race: Responding to the past to help shape the future. In: Thomas, Dave S.P and Arday, Jason, eds. Doing equity and diversity for success in higher education: Redressing structural inequalities in the academy. Palgrave Studies in Race, Inequality and Social Justice in Education . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 87-95. ISBN 978-3-030-65667-6. E-ISBN 978-3-030-65668-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82348)

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Abstract

Following her appointment as Bristol University’s first Professor of the History of Slavery, Otele, the first Black female professor of history in the UK, converses with Thomas to narrate the role of the history of colonialism in promoting and maintaining structural inequalities in higher education institutions. Otele debunks the established ideologies of academic disciplines based on methodological and ontological notions of “whiteness” as neutral and invisible, before sharing her perspectives on how higher education as a sector could provide reparations to people who were most affected by the legacies of this slave trade that has now promoted structural inequalities in the academy.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_7
Uncontrolled keywords: Race History, Colonialism, Slavery, Whiteness, Inequality
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Dave Thomas
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 12:13 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 10:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82348 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thomas, Dave S.P: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7561-9719
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