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={F. Brook and Dave Ellenwood and A. Lazzaro},
  journal={Library Trends},
  pages={246 - 284}
  • F. Brook, Dave Ellenwood, A. Lazzaro
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Library Trends
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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