Agency, structure, and power: An inquiry into racism and resistance for education Article

cited authors

  • Baez, B

fiu authors


  • This paper argues that the agency/structure dichotomy that predominates in racism discourse is problematic because it obscures how racism is produced and resisted at the local sites of relations between individuals and between individuals and institutions. Racism permeates social relations, ensured by 'knowledge' and guaranteed through self-regulation. Resistance to racism requires a recognition of racism's 'local' character. As a result, educators, particularly in classrooms, play important roles in resistance-practices. © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 329

end page

  • 348


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