In Pursuit of Antiracist Social Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library

  title={In Pursuit of Antiracist Social Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library},
  author={Freeda Brook and Dave Ellenwood and Althea Eannace Lazzaro},
  journal={Library Trends},
  pages={246 - 284}
This article examines racism and the culture of Whiteness in academic libraries in three major areas of public services: space, staffing, and reference service delivery. The authors perform a critical discourse analysis, drawing on critical race theory, critical geography, critical education, and social psychology to examine foundational library scholarship and professional standards. Academic libraries, as products and representations of their parent institutions, are situated within the well… 
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