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ERIC Number: EJ1048052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
The Kinesiology of Race
McAfee, Myosha
Harvard Educational Review, v84 n4 p468-491 Win 2014
In this research article, Myosha McAfee presents findings from her grounded theory and microethnographical study of math instruction in a racially and socioeconomically diverse public school. Her analysis puts forth a new theory-the kinesiology of race-which conceptualizes race as a verb rather than a noun. It centrally considers how racial patterns and hierarchies emerge through the accumulation of ordinary, everyday interactions. Rather than focus on the relationship between individuals' beliefs and actions, McAfee identifies three racial kinetics occurring in the classroom-sifting, gridlocking, and advantaging-and maintains that, over time, these processes inform the racial stratification of students' learning experiences and academic outcomes. The kinesiology of race theory differs from pre-existing frameworks of race as a category, identity, or outcome (i.e., racism) and can reframe thinking about how race works.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California