Understanding and Dismantling Privilege

    Understanding and Dismantling Privilege is the official journal of The White Privilege Conference and The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity

The editors of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege are excited to announce our special issue featuring Critical Content Analysis of Race, Racism, and Whiteness in a variety of texts.

Critical Content Analysis is a form of textual analysis with a critical “stance of locating power in social practices in order to challenge conditions of inequity” (Short, 2017, p. 1).

Featured Articles:

“Critical Content Analysis: A Flexible Method for Thinking with Theory” by Jamie Utt & Kathy G. Short

“Considerations for Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Content Analysis: A Research Note” by Lindsay Pérez Huber, Lorena Camargo Gonzalez, & Daniel G. Solórzano

“Whiteness in Development: A Critical Content Analysis of Peace Corps Marketing” by Aurora Sartori

“Reading in the Dark: Whiteness and Racial Representation in Caldecott Books” by Terry Husband & Alice Lee

“Dysconscious Policing: A Critical Content Analysis of School Resource Officer Training Materials” by Jamie Utt

“Normalizing whiteness on College Campuses” by Chris Corces-Zimmerman

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UDP is an interdisciplinary, open access journal focusing on the intersectional aspects of privilege, academia, and activism born from the scholars and activists at the White Privilege Conference.

Short, K.G. (2016). Critical content analysis as a research methodology. In H. Johnson, J. Mathis, & K.G. Short (Eds.), Critical content analysis of children’s and young adult literature: Reframing perspective. (pp. 1-15). New York, NY: Routledge.