Education Policy and Racial Biopolitics in Multicultural Cities

Kalervo N. Gulson and P. Taylor Webb

Education Policy and Racial Biopolitics in Multicultural Cities

Kalervo N. Gulson and P. Taylor Webb

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447320074 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only

For decades now, school choice has been growing in urban areas around the world, but we’ve not yet deeply analyzed the ways that such programs interact with the complicated politics of race and ethnicity in contemporary multicultural cities. This book offers a close look at such questions through the case of the twenty-year struggle within Toronto’s black community to introduce black-focused curricula and schools, which culminated in the opening of the publicly funded Africentric Alternative School in Toronto in 2009. The authors offer a detailed analysis of the policy process and practices involved in the battle for and creation of the school, and they draw lessons from it for the politics of education in other cities.

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Patrick Bailey, University College London
"In this highly original book, Gulson and Webb make an informed and exciting contribution to post-structural approaches to policy analysis."
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