The Illusion of Progress: An Ethnographic Exploration of Racism, Trauma and the Academy

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Gilbert, F. 2020. The Illusion of Progress: An Ethnographic Exploration of Racism, Trauma and the Academy. Journal of Impact Cultures. 1 (1), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.8805z
AuthorsGilbert, F.
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This ethnographic inquiry draws upon empirical work to
explore the experience of trauma among the “black” British African and Caribbean diaspora. Using a combination of Critical Race Theory and psychoanalytical concepts of transgenerational trauma, this study examines the role of British institutions of higher education in perpetuating racial trauma by virtue of “white” supremacy and privilege, hindering the academic and emotional growth of “black” students within its walls.

KeywordsTrauma; diaspora; critical race theory; psychoanalysis; white supremacy; academic and emotional growth
JournalJournal of Impact Cultures
Journal citation1 (1), pp. 1-21
ISSN2517-6439
Year2020
PublisherCIRCLE, University of East London
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.8805z
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