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Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the Academy

Brett C. Stockdill and Mary Yu Danico

Abstract

People outside and within colleges and universities often view these institutions as fair and reasonable, far removed from the inequalities that afflict society in general. Despite greater numbers of women, working class people, and people of color—as well as increased visibility for LGBTQ students and staff—over the past fifty years, universities remain “ivory towers” that perpetuate institutionalized forms of sexism, classism, racism, and homophobia. This book builds on the rich legacy of historical struggles to open universities to dissenting voices and oppressed groups. Each chapter is gui ... More

Keywords: U.S. college, U.S. university, LGBTQ, sexism, classism, racism, homophobia, people of color, discrimination, bias

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835262
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett C. Stockdill, editor
Northeastern Illinois University

Mary Yu Danico, editor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona