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ERIC Number: EJ1113762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Shifting the Abject: Examining Abjected Adolescence in Teacher Thinking
Sarigianides, Sophia Tatiana
Curriculum Inquiry, v46 n4 p388-407 2016
Teachers' efforts to re-consider adolescence as a historically-situated social category exposes how dominant biological and psychological discourses of adolescence position youth who do not fit "proper" expectations of adolescence as abject. In this seven-month study with experienced White and Black teachers working with poor youth of color, I employ Kristeva's notion of abjection to show how teachers' recognition of their own complicity in the abjection of youth in their school offered them an opportunity to re-consider dominant conceptions of adolescence in their curriculum. Understanding their participation in larger discourses that aim to regulate abjected adolescents/ce, teachers' views of specific students in their school who suffered as a result of teachers seeing them as abject created opportunities for re-thinking adolescence as a category.
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Language: English
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