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ERIC Number: EJ1027822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Symbolic Boundary Work in Schools: Demarcating and Denying Ethnic Boundaries
Tabib-Calif, Yosepha; Lomsky-Feder, Edna
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v45 n1 p22-38 Mar 2014
This article examines the symbolic boundary work that is carried out at a school whose student population is heterogeneous in terms of ethnicity and class. Based on ethnography, the article demonstrates how the school's staff seeks to neutralize ethnic boundaries and their accompanying discourse, while the pupils try to bring ethnic boundaries back in and place the interethnic encounter prominently on the school's agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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