Multicultural Girlhood: Racism, Sexuality, and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education (BOK)

Mary E. Thomas

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High school turf wars are often a teenage rite of passage, but there are extremes--as when a race riot at a Los Angeles campus in the spring of 2005 resulted in a police lockdown. In her fascinating book, Multicultural Girlhood, Mary Thomas interviewed 26 Latina, Armenian, Filipina, African American, and Anglo girls at that high school to gauge their responses to the campus violence. They all denounced the outbreak, calling for multicultural understanding and peaceful coexistence. However, as much as the girls want everyone to just "get along," they also exhibit strong racist beliefs and validate segregated social spaces on campus and beyond. How can teenagers and "girl power" work together to empower instead of alienate multicultural groups? In her perceptive book, Thomas foregrounds the spaces of teen girlhood and the role that space plays in girls' practices that perpetuate social difference, and she explains the ways we navigate the intellectual terrain between scholarship and school yard.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Mary E. Thomas
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9781439907320
Antall sider 218 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,9cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Violence in society, Secondary schools, Gender studies: women, Multicultural education