Toward a Critical Study of Whiteness

Cheryl E. Matias, Colleen Boucher

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This chapter looks into the field of whiteness and one specific & theoretical framework: Critical Whiteness Studies (CWS). It explores critiques of the framework while positing a different approach that better honors the contributions and connection to the liberation of Black, Indigenous, people of color. Since one of the critiques of CWS is that it rarely articulates a racial theory, this chapter explicates what racial theories undergird a Critical Study of Whiteness approach to race research & and how this approach can provide clearer theoretical framing for future practice and research in school psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Theories for School Psychology and Counseling
Subtitle of host publicationA Foundation for Equity and Inclusion in School-Based Practice
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000475241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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