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ERIC Number: EJ1126089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Resisting the Orthodox Smart Label: High School Latinas and the Redefinition of Smartness on the Western Frontier
Chang, Aurora
Journal of Latinos and Education, v16 n1 p30-40 2017
Drawing from Chicana feminist epistemology and counter-storytelling, this article argues that Latina high school students' refusal to attach the culturally constructed and hegemonically imposed label of smartness to themselves, while easily identifying that label within others, stems from a resistance to associate themselves with traditional notions of smartness, a label they often frame as exclusive, inappropriate, and/or incongruous within their experiential contexts. This article suggests that the participants in this study agentically embrace their own constructions of smartness to include alternative funds of knowledge and, in this way, coopt smartness in a culturally relevant and specific way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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