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The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education

  • Amelia M. Kraehe
  • Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
  • B. Stephen Carpenter II


  • Includes an international line-up of contributors from Uganda, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the UK, and the US

  • Uses a variety of theoretical approaches, most notably CRT, to examine how whiteness and white supremacy manifest, and are legitimated, through discourses, visual representations, and practices of the arts in education

  • Editors are internationally recognized scholars in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Amelia M. Kraehe, B. Stephen Carpenter II
    Pages 1-31
  3. Histories of Race and Racism in the Arts in Education: Colonialisms, Subjectivities, and Cultural Resistances

  4. Discursive Materials of Racism and the Arts in Education: Narratives, Performances, and Material Culture

About this book


The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education is the first edited volume to examine how race operates in and through the arts in education. Until now, no single source has brought together such an expansive and interdisciplinary collection in exploration of the ways in which music, visual art, theater, dance, and popular culture intertwine with racist ideologies and race-making. Drawing on Critical Race Theory, contributing authors bring an international perspective to questions of racism and anti-racist interventions in the arts in education. The book’s introduction provides a guiding framework for understanding the arts as white property in schools, museums, and informal education spaces. Each section is organized thematically around historical, discursive, empirical, and personal dimensions of the arts in education. This handbook is essential reading for students, educators, artists, and researchers across the fields of visual and performing arts education, educational foundations, multicultural education, and curriculum and instruction.


art education race and ethnicity curriculum studies critical race theory social foundations of education

Editors and affiliations

  • Amelia M. Kraehe
    • 1
  • Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
    • 2
  • B. Stephen Carpenter II
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ArtUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZUSA
  2. 2.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoToronto, ONCanada
  3. 3.School of Visual ArtsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PAUSA

About the editors

Amelia M. Kraehe is Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education at the University of Arizona, USA

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández is Associate Professor of Cultural Production and Curriculum Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada. 

B. Stephen Carpenter, II is Professor of Art Education and African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education
  • Editors Amelia M. Kraehe
    Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
    B. Stephen Carpenter II
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-65255-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09735-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65256-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 599
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    Ethnicity Studies
    Higher Education
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