Codes and Contradictions: Race, Gender Identity, and Schooling

Codes and Contradictions: Race, Gender Identity, and Schooling

by Jeanne Drysdale Weiler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791445208

ISBN-13: 9780791445204

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This in-depth look at a diverse group of young women at an alternative high school illuminates issues of race, class, gender, and identity formation, and shows the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women from school failure to success.

This book examines the variations in the constitution of female gender in a group of young working class women of

Overview

This in-depth look at a diverse group of young women at an alternative high school illuminates issues of race, class, gender, and identity formation, and shows the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women from school failure to success.

This book examines the variations in the constitution of female gender in a group of young working class women of African American, Latina, U.S., Puerto Rican, and white European backgrounds who are enrolled in an alternative high school for students at risk of academic failure. It then analyzes the school processes that impact on the shaping of the young women’s gender identities and provides evidence that female gender identity among various racial or ethnic backgrounds can be very dissimilar. It also illustrates the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women who have previous experiences of academic failure to view education as crucial to attaining their future goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791445204
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
SUNY series, Power, Social Identity, and Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Preface

Chapter 1
Introduction

Chapter 2
Social Class, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Schooling: A Theoretical Overview

Chapter 3
The Social, Economic, and Educational Status of African American, Latina, and White Women in the United States

Chapter 4
Young White Working-Class Women: Envisioning Adult Lives

Chapter 5
Young Women of African American and Puerto Rican Descent: Anticipating Lives As Adult Women

Chapter 6
Young Women of Dominican and South American Descent: Constructing Possibilities for the Future

Chapter 7
Redefining Relationships to Schooling

Chapter 8
The Formal Curriculum

Chapter 9
The Social Construction of Gender Within the School

Chapter 10
Conclusions

Postscript

Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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