[CFP Book] The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education

This book mobilizes the conceptual tools of Critical Race Theory to examine how whiteness and white supremacy manifest, and are legitimated, through discourses, visual representations, and practices of the arts in education. This work explores wide-ranging questions about the arts as white property while maintaining a focus on the ways in which white identity and the racial frames of whiteness take hold and contribute to inequality.

The contributions to this collection build on and extend knowledge of the arts as white property. As an important step toward building an anti-racist and decolonial approach to the arts in education, the proposed volume will include essays and research that describe, name, and denormalize white hegemony in and through the arts from various disciplinary, methodological, and institutional perspectives. This book is tentatively organized into three thematic sections: Inherited Legacies, Discursive Materials, and Lived Practices.

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Amelia M. Kraehe, University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts.


Proposal Format: Prospective contributors will submit a 400-500 word abstract with at least five references from relevant literature and a chapter title, author name, affiliation, and contact information (phone, e-mail and mailing address).

Procedures: Please submit the proposal as a Word file e-mail attachment to by April 15, 2015. All submitters will be notified by April 30, 2015 of the status of their proposal. Authors of selected proposals will receive chapter guidelines and will be invited to submit full chapters for consideration by September 30, 2015. Editors will review submitted chapters for final selection and make recommendations for revisions by October 30, 2015. Final submissions will be due by November 30, 2015. This volume is anticipated to be released in 2016. The editors welcome queries.


Important Dates:

April 15, 2015 Proposal Submission Deadline
April 30, 2015 Notification of Proposal Acceptance and Invitation to Submit Chapters
September 30, 2015 Full Chapter Submission
October 30, 2015 Notification of Acceptance and Revisions Returned
November 30, 2015 Final Chapter Submission


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Full details about the book and the call for papers can be found here.