ERIC Number: EJ1065648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
"Uhh, You Know," Don't You?: White Racial Bonding in the Narrative of White Pre-Service Teachers
Fasching-Varner, Kenneth J.
Educational Foundations, v27 n3-4 p21-41 Sum-Fall 2013
In this article the author presents the argument that racialized beliefs are always already present within the narratives of White people (Kant, 1996; Ricour, 1991), and in this case specifically teachers. The presence of a racially contextualized semantic move is evident when the person sharing is attempting to bond racially (Sleeter, 1990). The presence of racialized belief systems necessitates careful attention to the ways in which linguistics serve to represent internalized beliefs beyond the words being used. The author examines how the phrase "you know" was deployed by participants to demonstrate White racial bonding within a larger study of White pre-service educators' racial identity (Bell, 1993, 1995; Sleeter, 1994).
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Beliefs, Social Influences, Social Attitudes, Ethnicity, Preservice Teachers, Identification (Psychology), Language Usage, Critical Theory, Race, Professional Identity, Interviews, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Experience, Coding, Classification, Cultural Differences, Political Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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