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Oppression and Resistance in Southern Higher and Adult Education

Mississippi and the Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice

Benefits

  • Presents Mississippi as the prime backdrop for exploring systemic issues of class-based inequity in adult and higher education

  • Highlights historical and contemporary examples of oppression and violence in higher education

  • Offers cross-disciplinary strategies for moving toward social justice and equity

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
    Pages 1-30
  3. Oppression in Mississippi Adult and Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 55-75
    3. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 77-107
  4. Resistance in Mississippi Adult and Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 111-136
    3. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 137-153
    4. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 155-171
  5. The Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice in Southern Adult and Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Kamden K. Strunk, Leslie Ann Locke, Georgianna L. Martin
      Pages 191-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-231

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the long history of oppression and resistance in adult and higher education, situated in Mississippi. The state serves as a unique site in which intersecting narratives around race, ethnicity, social class, opportunity, democracy, and equity have played out over the past several decades. In this book, the authors highlight the experiences of students and adults in Mississippi who provide both covert, subtle resistance to the dominant, oppressive educational narrative in the state, as well as those who provide active, visible resistance. Using critical pedagogy and critical theory to drive their analysis, the authors highlight the systematic and continuous nature of oppression, and theorize ways forward toward liberation in Mississippi, the South, and the nation.

Keywords

adult adult education democracy education human rights political science politics social justice social science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and TechnologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Education Policy & Leadership StudiesUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Counseling and Human Development ServicesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

About the authors

Kamden K. Strunk is Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Auburn University, USA. He is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). His research interests include social justice in education, LGBTQ issues, and quantitative methods.

Leslie Ann Locke is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa, USA. She is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). Her research interests include leadership for social justice, schooling for students from marginalized groups, equity-oriented education policy, and qualitative methodologies.

Georgianna L. Martin is Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia, USA. She is a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). Her research interests include social class identity and experiences of low-income college students, social justice in higher education, and social responsibility and activism in higher education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Oppression and Resistance in Southern Higher and Adult Education
  • Book Subtitle Mississippi and the Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice
  • Authors Kamden K. Strunk
    Leslie Ann Locke
    Georgianna L. Martin
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57664-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-57663-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-93758-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-57664-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 231
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
    Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
    Democracy
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Reviews

“It is critical that student affairs educators facilitate regular discussions amongst themselves and with students about issues of racism, White supremacy, classism, transphobia, and other –isms. This book provides a great template for student affairs educators to facilitate these discussions.” (Cindy Ann Kilgo in College Student Affairs Journal, Volume 36.2., Fall 2018) 

“Strunk, Locke, and Martin have succeeded in achieving their goal of promoting dialogue around successful strategies for resisting oppression. This volume constitutes a thoughtful and timely contribution to the education activism literature, with important theoretical and practical lessons for educators interested in social change.” (Matt Nock in Alberta Journal of Education Research, Volume 64.2, Summer 2018)

“This book offers vivid insight and much needed background into Mississippi's challenging culture while shining a light on the potential for the state to achieve social equity and justice through effective collective action.” (Susan M. Glisson, Co-Founder and Partner, Sustainable Equity, LLC, USA)

“An in-depth examination of the racist efforts to deny educational equity for African Americans in Mississippi. This book is a fabulous resource for everyone who wants to better understand this history and how it continues to impact the state today.” (Robby Luckett, Director, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University, USA)