Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities / Edition 1

Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities / Edition 1

by Amanda E Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813532256

ISBN-13: 9780813532257

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The way race and racial inequality are reproduced in day-to-day interactions in American schools is frequently invisible to even well-intentioned teachers and administrators, argues Lewis (sociology and African American studies, U. of Illinois). She Pierre Bourdieu's notion of social capital as an analytical tool in her ethnographic study of three schools set in urban…  See more details below

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The way race and racial inequality are reproduced in day-to-day interactions in American schools is frequently invisible to even well-intentioned teachers and administrators, argues Lewis (sociology and African American studies, U. of Illinois). She Pierre Bourdieu's notion of social capital as an analytical tool in her ethnographic study of three schools set in urban and suburban contexts. She describes how differing levels of social capital are reproduced by schools, thereby reproducing social inequality. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813532257
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Series in Childhood Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1Examining the Color Line in Schools1
2There Is No Race in the Schoolyard: Color-Blind Ideology at Foresthills12
3Struggling with Dangerous Subjects: Race at West City Elementary39
4Breaking the Silence: Race, Culture, Language, and Power at Metro287
5Learning and Living Racial Boundaries: Constructing and Negotiating Racial Identity in School128
6Schooling and the Social Reproduction of Racial Inequality154
7Schools as Race-Making Institutions188
AppResearch Methods: Stories from the Field197
Notes211
Bibliography221
Index235

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