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ERIC Number: EJ1155872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Redefining Intersectionality Theory through the Lens of African American Young Adolescent Girls' Racialized Experiences
Harrison, Lisa
Youth & Society, v49 n8 p1023-1039 Nov 2017
The research presented uses intersectionality theory as a lens to study the racial identity construction of four African American young adolescent girls. The findings suggest that race was largely situated in a Black-White discourse for the girls in the study. When limited information was provided in home, school, and community settings, the participants made meaning from dominant discourses about race and identity, although glimpses of critical thinking about race did occur. In conclusion, the potential of including youth identity within intersectionality theory to broaden the utility of the theory itself and also for making meaning of and advocating for marginalized adolescents is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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