Race And Ethnicity In English Language Teaching: Korea In Focus by Christopher Joseph JenksRace And Ethnicity In English Language Teaching: Korea In Focus by Christopher Joseph Jenks

Race And Ethnicity In English Language Teaching: Korea In Focus

byChristopher Joseph Jenks

Paperback | August 31, 2017

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This book examines racism and racialized discourses in the ELT profession in South Korea. The book is informed by a number of different critical approaches to race and discourse, and the discussions contained in the chapters offer one way of exploring how the ELT profession can be understood from such perspectives. Observations made are based on the understanding that racism should not be viewed as individual acts of discrimination, but rather as a system of social structures. While the book is principally concerned with language teaching and learning in South Korea, the findings are situated in a wider discussion of race and ethnicity in the global ELT profession. The book makes the following argument: White normativity is an ideological commitment and a form of racialized discourse that comes from the social actions of those involved in the ELT profession; this normative model or ideal standard constructs a system of racial discrimination that is founded on White privilege, saviorism and neoliberalism. Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in critically examining ELT.
Christopher Joseph Jenks works at the University of South Dakota. He specializes in the political and cultural implications of the global spread of English. His research interests include multiculturalism, critical race theory, translingualism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism and national identities. His eight published and forthcoming ...
Title:Race And Ethnicity In English Language Teaching: Korea In FocusFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 8.33 × 5.73 × 0.52 inShipping dimensions:8.33 × 5.73 × 0.52 inPublished:August 31, 2017Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783098414

ISBN - 13:9781783098415


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Overview and ObjectivesChapter 2: Critical Approaches to RaceChapter 3: Korea in ContextChapter 4: White Normativity in ELTChapter 5: White Saviorism in ELTChapter 6: White Neoliberalism in ELTChapter 7: Beyond Korea: Racial Capitalism and White Public SpacesChapter 8: Conclusion and Future DirectionsReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

Using South Korea as a case study, this book explores key questions about race and hegemonic discourses in ELT that impact teachers, teacher educators, researchers, material developers, administrators, students, and policy makers around the world. This book forces us to unearth and question the axioms that our field is built on and, by doing so, create the possibility of making our profession more equitable and free of discrimination.