Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., senior research scientist and co-founder of the National SEED Project, is one of the world’s leading voices on white privilege and anti-racism work. Now, she is sharing a collection of her essays from the last 40 years on complexities of privilege and power in On Privilege, Fraudulence, and Teaching as Learning: Selected Essays 1981-2019.
“What a gift to have this collection of Peggy McIntosh’s papers! She has been a foundational leader who has already transformed our thinking and teaching, but her work will now be available to new audiences,” writes Dr. Margaret L. Andersen, Rosenberg Professor of Sociology Emerita at University of Delaware, in a review of the book, “ This collection of her essays gives us her long-range view of white privilege, fraudulence, and the advancement of education through inclusion. Her work can now inspire new generations of thinkers, teachers, social justice advocates, and anyone dreaming of a more just world.”
The book is divided into four parts, each of which illustrates McIntosh’s practice of combining personal and systemic understandings to focus on power in unusual ways. Part I includes McIntosh’s classic and influential essays on privilege. Part II helps readers to understand that feeling like a fraud may be produced by our hierarchical cultures rather than by any actual weakness or personal deficit. Part III presents McIntosh‘s Interactive Phase Theory, highlighting five different world views, or attitudes about power, that affect school curriculum, cultural values, and decisions on taking action. The book concludes with powerful insights from the National SEED Project.
The book is available now for preorder from Routledge.