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dc.contributor.editorLeung, Sofia Y.
dc.contributor.editorLópez-McKnight, Jorge R.
dc.description.abstractBlack, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color reimagine library and information science through the lens of critical race theory. In Knowledge Justice, Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color scholars use critical race theory (CRT) to challenge the foundational principles, values, and assumptions of library and information science and studies (LIS) in the United States. They propel CRT to center stage in LIS, to push the profession to understand and reckon with how white supremacy affects practices, services, curriculum, spaces, and policies. The contributors show that the field is deeply invested in the false idea of its own objectivity and neutrality, and they go on to show how this relates to assumptions about race. Through deep analyses of library and archival collections, scholarly communication, hierarchies of power, epistemic supremacy, children's librarianship, teaching and learning, digital humanities, and the education system, Knowledge Justice challenges LIS to reimagine itself by throwing off the weight and legacy of white supremacy and reaching for racial justice. Contributors Miranda H. Belarde-Lewis (Zuni and Tlingit), Jennifer Brown, Anastasia Chiu, Nicholae Cline (Coharie), Anne Cong-Huyen, Tony Dunbar, Isabel Espinal, Fobazi M. Ettarh, Jennifer A. Ferretti, April M. Hathcock, Todd Honma, Harrison W. Inefuku, Sarah R. Kostelecky (Zuni Pueblo), Kafi Kumasi, Sofia Y. Leung, Jorge R. López-McKnight, Sujei Lugo, Marisa Méndez-Brady, Myrna Morales, Lalitha Nataraj, Vani Natarajan, Antonia P. Olivas, Kush Patel, Torie Quiñonez, Maria Adoria Rios, Tonia Sutherland, Shaundra Walker, Stacie Williams, Rachel E. Winston
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe MIT Press
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBF Social and ethical issues::JBFA Social discrimination and social justiceen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::G Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects::GP Research and information: general::GPJ Coding theory and cryptologyen_US
dc.subject.otherCritical race theory
dc.subject.otherLibrary and Information Studies
dc.subject.otherInformation science
dc.subject.otherKnowledge production
dc.subject.otherSocial justice
dc.subject.otherpeople of color
dc.subject.otherwhite supremacy
dc.subject.otherunited states
dc.titleKnowledge Justice
dc.title.alternativeDisrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press

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