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ERIC Number: ED453123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 42
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Crime and Punishment: Social Capital and Children of Color.
Arriaza, Gilberto
An ethnographic study explored the social dynamics behind the discipline statistics provided by referrals. This paper describes the social context that creates the educational environment where social capital is generated and/or denied, starting with the application of detention as the initial step toward issuing referrals, considered a more serious disciplinary action. This paper is part of a larger 2-year ethnographic study that documents the ways social conflict mediates the socialization of children of color in an urban middle school in San Francisco, California. It looks at the ways children write narratives of resistance within contradictory cultural norms, which offer, on the one hand, a space for teachers to become protective agents who build students' capacity to decode cultural signals, to develop strong racial and cultural identity, and to cope with stressful borders and institutional barriers, identified here as social capital. On the other hand, such cultural norms offer a normalizing space that reproduces and perpetuates inequities and injustices. Appended are 4 tables and a 23-item bibliography. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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