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ERIC Number: EJ1021902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Coping with the Crickets: A Fusion Autoethnography of Silence, Schooling, and the Continuum of Biracial Identity Formation
Mawhinney, Lynnette; Petchauer, Emery Marc
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v26 n10 p1309-1329 2013
This study explores biracial identity development in the adolescent years through fusion autoethnography. Using an ecological model of biracial identity development, this study illustrates how family, peers, and school curricula validate and reject racial self-presentations. We pay specific attention to the different forms of silence (i.e. "crickets") that teachers and peers deploy as tactics of rejection and how racially coded artifacts such as hip-hop culture and Black Liberation texts function as validations of racial self-presentations. Overall, this study helps researchers and practitioners to understand the fluidity of biracial and multiracial identity development as it relates to everyday school spaces and processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; New York
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