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ERIC Number: EJ1098755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Racializing Discourse in Public and Private: Social Differentiation and the Question of Mexicanness at an Arizona High School
O'Connor, Brendan H.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v47 n2 p130-147 Jun 2016
Using discourse analysis, this article explores how Mexican-American students at an Arizona high school exploited intersections of race, gender, and socioeconomic class to position themselves and their peers along a racial continuum from less to more Mexican. Thus, private social distinctions among students both mirrored and transformed publicly circulating discourses of belonging, foreignness, and civility. The findings inform understandings of the complex, day-to-day construction of race and other social categories among students in U.S. schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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