Race Is…Race Isn’t

Critical Race Theory and Qualitative Studies in Education


Edited by Laurence Parker; Donna Deyhle; Sofia Villenas

First Edition • May 1, 1999 • 296 pages


Print ISBN: 9780813390697 • $49.00 USD$94.99 CAN

Ebook ISBN: 9780786742790 • $33.99 USD$39.99 CAN

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The field of critical race theory has gotten increasingly more attention as an emerging perspective on race, the law, and policy. Critical race theory examines the social construction of the law, administrative policy, electoral politics, and political discourse in the U.S. Race Is…Race Isn’t presents a group of qualitative research studies, literature reviews, and commentaries that collectively articulate critical race theory in secondary and post-secondary educational settings. The editors explore links and conflicts with other areas of difference, including language, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, with the goal of opening a dialogue about how critical race theory can be incorporated into education research methodologies.


Laurence Parker is associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Donna Deyhle is professor in the Department of Educational Studies and the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Utah and is co-director of the American Indian Resource Center at the University of Utah. She is a former Spencer Fellow with the National Academy of Education.

Sofia Villenas is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies and the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Utah and is a former Spencer Fellow with the National Academy of Education.

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