Chadderton, C (2013) 'Towards a research framework for race in education: critical race theory and Judith Butler.' International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 26 (1). pp. 39-55. ISSN 0951-8398

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There has been much debate around the extent to which poststructuralist theory can be applied to critical research. In this article, it is argued that aspects of the two approaches can be combined, resulting in productive tensions that point towards a possible new framework for researching race and racism in education in the UK. The article specifically considers combining Critical Race Theory (CRT), with a poststructural approach to understanding identity based on the work of Judith Butler, and explores the usefulness of such a theoretical approach to investigate minority ethnic young people?s experiences of education and the way in which these experiences shape their sense of self, leading to the perpetuation of racial inequalities. It is argued that working at the boundary of these two theoretical traditions provides a deeper understanding of the way in which racism operates, the way it shapes experience, and the possibilities for political and social change.

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Keywords: racism, education, critical race theory, post-structural theory, Judith Butler
Divisions: Institute for Education
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