ERIC Number: ED451158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Construction Sites: Excavating Race, Class, and Gender among Urban Youth. The Teaching for Social Justice Series.
Weis, Lois, Ed.; Fine, Michelle, Ed.
This book presents a collection of papers on the lives of urban youths in and out of school. There are 17 chapters in 4 parts. Part 1, "Spaces for Identity Work," includes: (1) "Writing on the Bias" (Linda Brodkey); (2) "Learning to Speak Out in an Abstinence-Based Sex Education Group: Gender and Race Work in an Urban Magnet School" (Lois Weis and Doris Carbonnel-Medina); (3) "Raising Resisters: The Role of Truth Telling in the Psychological Development of African American Girls" (Janie Victoria Ward); (4) "Free Spaces Unbound: Families, Community, and Vietnamese High School Students' Identities" (Craig Centrie); (5) "Sheltered 'Children': The Self-Creation of a Safe Space by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students" (Richard Barry); (6) "Re-Writing/-Righting Lives: Voices of Pregnant and Parenting Teenagers in an Alternative School" (Amira Proweller); (7) "Body Work on Ice: The Ironies of Femininity and Sport" (Sarah K. Carney); and (8) "The House That Race Built: Some Observations on the Use of the Word Nigga, Popular Culture, and Urban Adolescent Behavior" (A.A. Akom). Part 2, "Spaces for Border Crossing," includes: (9) "Before the Bleach Gets Us All" (Michelle Fine, Bernadette Anand, Carlton Jordan, and Dana Sherman); (10) "Aesthetic Safety Zones: Surveillance and Sanctuary in Poetry by Young Women" (Jennifer McCormick); (11) "Teaching Locations" (Nancy Barnes); (12) "Narrative Sites for Youths' Construction of Social Consciousness" (Colette Daiute); and (13) "Pitching, Dancing, and Budget Cuts" (Constance Webster). Part 3, "Spaces of Privilege and Resistance," includes: (14) "Waylaid" (Mindy Thompson Fullilove); (15) "Disturbances of Difference: Lessons from a Boys' School" (Michael C. Reichert); and (16) "'La Cultura Cura': Cultural Spaces for Generating Chicana Feminist Consciousness" (Aida Hurtado). Part 4, "Reimagining Public Spaces," includes (17) "Lives Spaces, Shared Spaces, Public Spaces" (Maxine Greene). (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Athletics, Blacks, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Femininity, Feminism, Hispanic Americans, Homosexuality, Males, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Poetry, Racial Bias, Racial Identification, Social Bias, Student Behavior, Urban Areas, Urban Schools, Vietnamese People
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