Culture centers in higher education : perspectives on identity, theory, and practice
- 1st ed.
- Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2010.
- Physical description
- xvii, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC3731 .C845 2010
- Unknown LC3731 .C845 2010
- Patton, Lori D.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword - Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings-- Preface: A Call to Action: Historical and Contemporary Reflections on the Relevance of Campus Culture Centers in Higher Education - Lori Patton-- PART I:-- 1) Latino Cultural Centers: Providing a Sense of Belonging and Promoting Student Success - Adele Lozano-- 2) Asian Student Involvement in Asian Culture Centers - William Liu, Michael Cuyjet, and Sunny Lee-- 3) Island of Sanctuary: The Role of an American Indian Cultural Center - Rosa Cintron, Heather J. Shotton, and Star Yellowfish-- 4) On Solid Ground: An Examination of Successful Strategies and Positive Student Outcomes Associated with Two Black Culture Centers - Lori Patton-- PART II:-- 5) Counterspaces in a Hostile Place: Applying Critical Race Theory to Frame a Critical Race Analysis of Campus Cultural Centers - Tara Yosso and Corina Benavides Lopez-- 6) Critical Borders: Student Development Theoretical Perspectives Applied to Culture Centers - Mary Howard Hamilton, Kandace Hinton, and Robin Hughes:-- 7) Resituating Culture Centers within a Social Justice Framework: Is There Room for Examining Whiteness - Michael Benitez, Jr.-- PART III:-- 8) Framing Cultural Practice through a Lens of Intentionality: Strategies for Student Personnel Administrators in Culture Centers - Toby Jenkins-- 9) Campus Culture Center Directors' Perspectives on Advancement, Current Issues, and Future Directions - E. Michael Sutton and Phyllis McCluskey-Titus-- 10) Promoting Student Engagement: Administrative Considerations for Current and Future Planning of Culture Center Programming and Outreach - Salvador Mena.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Are cultural centers ethnic enclaves of segregation, or safe havens that provide minority students with social support that promotes persistence and retention? In the first part of this volume, the contributors provide perspectives on culture centers from the point of view of various racial/ethnic identity groups, Latina/o, Asian, American Indian, and African American. Part II offers theoretical perspectives that frame the role of culture centers from the point of view of critical race theory, student development theory, and a social justice framework. Part III focuses specifically on administrative and practice-oriented themes, addressing such issues as the relative merits of full- and part-time staff, of race/ethnic specific as opposed to multicultural centers, relations with the outside community, and integration with academic and student affairs to support the mission of the institution. For administrators and student affairs educators who are unfamiliar with these facilities, and want to support an increasingly diverse student body, this book situates such centers within the overall strategy of improving campus climate, and makes the case for sustaining them. Where none as yet exist, this book offers a rationale and blueprint for creating such centers. For leaders of culture centers this book constitutes a valuable tool for assessing their viability, improving their performance, and ensuring their future relevance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Lori D. Patton ; foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings.