OISE Lobby Display: Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Racism

On Thursday, November 2nd, the OISE/UT Enhancing Social Justice Education Project will be hosting the event, “Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Racism in the Trump Era: Truth vs. Post-Truth, Fact vs. Alt-Fact, taking place on at 4:00pm in the OISE Peace Lounge on 7th Floor. It also coincides with Holocaust Education Week, observed this year between November 2nd and 9th, 2017. For the month of October, the OISE Library has curated a display to accompany this event. For more information and to register for this session, please visit https://truthfact.eventbrite.ca.

The display case in OISE lobby contains books that help discuss and open conversations about these topics, including facing and counteracting contemporary discrimination. As this is a “teachable moment” for teachers, teacher educators, parents, and family members, the display provides relevant lessons, anthologies, essays, research resources and strategies to help facilitate discussion of these topics.

Teaching Against Islamophobia
edited by Joe L. Kincheloe,
Shirley R. Steinberg, Christopher D. Stonebanks

This book is a collection of essays by artists, writers, performers, and educators committed to opening up the discussion of issues regarding the alienation of Islamic culture, religion, knowledge, and peoples. Islam has become a target for discrimination and bigotry and has often been misconstrued in media. This book specifically addresses issues which apply to those who are Muslim or come from largely Muslim countries, and confronts the fears, challenges, and institutional problems facing today’s teachers.

Discourse and Discrimination: Rhetorics of Racism and Antisemitism by Martin Reisigl and Ruth Wodak

Discourse and Discrimination
focuses on how racism, antisemitism, and ethnicism are reflected in discourse. In this book, Reisigl and Wodak draw on a wide range of sources, including political speeches, newspaper articles, television broadcasts, and the everyday conversation surrounding the topic of discrimination in any context. The book begins with Reisigl and Wodak’s strengths and weaknesses discussion on four established discourse-analysis approaches. It then draws on Reisigl and Wodak’s own model of critical discourse analysis. Reisigl and Wodak believe that in contrast to other books, Discourse and Discrimination offers readers an approach that is theoretically clear, encompassing, thematically broad, and empirically comparatively rich.

Ruptures : Anti-colonial & Anti-racist Feminist Theorizing

edited by Njoki Wane, Jennifer Jagire, Zahra Murad

Ruptures is co-edited by Njoki Wane, Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, alongside Jennifer Jagire and Zahra Murad. This anthology was created to clarify ideas and to disrupt the normalcy of stereotypes that have dominated mainstream cultural discourse. It aims to challenge and rupture schools of thought that have marginalized the experiences and voices of non-European women by presenting readers with multiple entry points from various anti-oppression theoretical frameworks, such as anti-colonialism, antiracism, and Black feminist theoretical frameworks.

Zero Tolerance and Other Plays : Disrupting Xenophobia, Racism and Homophobia In School by Tara Goldstein

Zero Tolerance and Other Plays presents three research-based plays on the themes of xenophobia, racism, and homophobia that can be used by teachers, teacher educators, and those who work with youth in a classroom setting. Goldstein created these plays with efforts to incorporate performed ethnography and research-informed theatre. These research-informed play scripts could be read aloud by a group of participants, performed before audiences, and discussed by others.

Not a Nickel to Spare : the Great Depression Diary of
Sally Cohen
by Perry Nodelman

Not a Nickel to Spare tells the story of Sally Cohen, a fictional young woman living during an important event in Canadian history. Written in the form of a diary, Sally details her life experiencing poverty during the Great Depression and having to deal with anti-Jewish remarks as she ventures outside her familiar Jewish community. Readers will go on this transitional journey with Sally as she tries to find the strength to learn to cope with the world around her.

These books will be on display in the OISE Lobby Display until November 2nd. To borrow the items in the display, please ask the staff at Circulation Desk.

About Emily Kim

Graduate Student Library Assistant at OISE Library | Master of Information (2018), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
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