The essential, authoritative guide to microagressions, revised and updated The revised and updated second edition of Microagressions in Everyday Life presents an introduction to the concept of microagressions, classifies the various types of mircroagressions, and offers solutions for ending microagressions at the individual, group, and community levels. The authors--noted experts on the topic--explore the psychological effect of microaggressions on both perpetrator and the target person. Subtle racism, sexism, and heterosexism remain relatively invisible and potentially harmful to the wellbeing, self-esteem, and standard of living of many marginalized groups in society. The book examines the manifestations of racial, gender, and sexual orientation microaggressions and explores their impact. The text covers: researching microaggressions, exploring microaggressions in education, identifying best practices teaching about microaggressions, understanding microaggressions in the counseling setting, as well as guidelines for combating microaggressions. Each chapter contains with a section called "The Way Forward" that provides guidelines, strategies, and interventions designed to help make our society free of microaggressions. This important book: Offers an updated edition of the seminal work on microagressions Includes new information on social media as a key site where microagressions occur Presents updated qualitative findings Contains new coverage throughout the text with fresh examples and new research findings from a wide range of studies Written for students, faculty, and practitioners of psychology, education, social work, and related disciplines, the revised edition of Mircroagressions in Everyday Life illustrates the impact microaggressions have on both victims and perpetrators and offers suggestions to eradicate microaggressions.
Microaggressions and Modern Racism: Endurance and Evolution explores the causes, manifestations, and consequences of microaggressions, macroaggressions, and modern racism within society. Using surveys and interview data alongside examples in mainstream media, Levchak provides a comprehensive analysis of modern racism on college campuses, in workplaces, and in various media. In so doing, she expands microaggression theory and explores race-based aggression and race relations through sociological and social justice frameworks. The resources offered here have the potential to inform anti-racism policy, programming, and practice that can impact the lives and well-being of all people.