Construction Sites: Excavating Race, Class and Gender among Urban Youth

Construction Sites: Excavating Race, Class and Gender among Urban Youth

by Lois Weis

ISBN-10: 0807739790

ISBN-13: 9780807739792

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Product Details

Teachers College Press
Publication date:
Teaching for Social Justice Series
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Construction Sites: An Introduction
Ch. 1Writing on the Bias5
Ch. 2Learning to Speak Out in an Abstinence-Based Sex Education Group: Gender and Race Work in an Urban Magnet School26
Ch. 3Raising Resisters: The Role of Truth Telling in the Psychological Development of African American Girls50
Ch. 4Free Spaces Unbound: Families, Community, and Vietnamese High School Students' Identities65
Ch. 5Sheltered "Children": The Self-Creation of a Safe Space by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students84
Ch. 6Re-Writing/-Righting Lives: Voices of Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers in an Alternative School100
Ch. 7Body Work on Ice: The Ironies of Femininity and Sport121
Ch. 8The House That Race Built: Some Observations on the Use of the Word Nigga, Popular Culture, and Urban Adolescent Behavior140
Ch. 9Before the Bleach Gets Us All161
Ch. 10Aesthetic Safety Zones: Surveillance and Sanctuary in Poetry by Young Women180
Ch. 11Teaching Locations196
Ch. 12Narrative Sites for Youths' Construction of Social Consciousness211
Ch. 13Pitching, Dancing, and Budget Cuts235
Ch. 14Waylaid251
Ch. 15Disturbances of Difference: Lessons from a Boys' School259
Ch. 16"La Cultura Cura": Cultural Spaces for Generating Chicana Feminist Consciousness274
Ch. 17Lived Spaces, Shared Spaces, Public Spaces293
About the Editors and Contributors305

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