An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind (Hardcover)

An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind By Erin Beeghly (Editor), Alex Madva (Editor) Cover Image
By Erin Beeghly (Editor), Alex Madva (Editor)
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Written by a diverse range of scholars, this accessible introductory volume asks: What is implicit bias? How does implicit bias compromise our knowledge of others and social reality? How does implicit bias affect us, as individuals and participants in larger social and political institutions, and what can we do to combat biases? An interdisciplinary enterprise, the volume brings together the philosophical perspective of the humanities with the perspective of the social sciences to develop rich lines of inquiry. Its twelve chapters are written in a non-technical style, using relatable examples that help readers understand what implicit bias is, its significance, and the controversies surrounding it. Each chapter includes discussion questions and additional annotated reading suggestions, and a companion webpage contains teaching resources. The volume is an invaluable resource for students--and researchers--seeking to understand criticisms surrounding implicit bias, as well as how one might answer them by adopting a more nuanced understanding of bias and its role in maintaining social injustice.

About the Author

Erin Beeghly is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. She has received fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council for Learned Societies. Alex Madva is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the California Center for Ethics and Policy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has run numerous workshops and training sessions on implicit bias, stereotype threat, and impostor syndrome for schools, courts, and wider audiences.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138092228
ISBN-10: 1138092223
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 298
Language: English