ERIC Number: EJ1039633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
"I 'See' Trayvon Martin": What Teachers Can Learn from the Tragic Death of a Young Black Male
Love, Bettina L.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v46 n2 p292-306 Jun 2014
The goal of this article is to examine the racially hostile environment of U.S. public schooling towards Black males. Drawing on the work of Foucault ("Discipline and punish. The birth of the prison," Penguin Books, London, 1977; "Michel Foucault: beyond structuralism and hermeneutics," The Harvester Press, Brighton, 1982) regarding the construction of society's power relations and Bourdieu's ("Power and ideology in education," Oxford University Press, New York, 1977; "Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education." Greenwood Press, New York, 1986; "The logic of practice." Polity Press, Cambridge, 1990) work concerning how beliefs are established, this article demonstrates how power operates within schools alongside racism, racial profiling, and gender stereotypes to criminalize Black males. Additionally, the utilization of the theoretical lenses of populational reasoning (Popkewitz in "Struggling for the soul: the politics of schooling and the construction of the teacher," Teachers College Press, New York, 1998), conceptual narrative (Somers and Gibson in "Social theory and the politics of identity," Blackwell, Cambridge, 1994), and critical race theory (Delgado and Stefancic 2001) links the common narrative and the cultural memory of Black males to the death of Trayvon Martin and the treatment of Black males in schools.
Descriptors: Males, Social Justice, Death, Controversial Issues (Course Content), African American Students, Adolescents, Public Education, Racial Discrimination, Educational Environment, Sex Stereotypes, Critical Theory, African American History, Learning Experience, Political Power, Politics of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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