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ERIC Number: EJ1160311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Teachers' Racialised Habitus in School Knowledge Construction: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Social Inequality beyond Class
Cui, Dan
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v38 n8 p1152-1164 2017
This article examines the school experiences of Chinese Canadian youth, a population often ignored by the academy under the model minority discourse. Drawing on Bourdieu's theoretical insights, I raise and discuss the concept of teachers' racialised habitus. I explore how teachers' racialised habitus structures their practices of knowledge construction via formal and hidden curricula, and how it consequently affects Chinese Canadian youth's identity construction. I argue that habitus, as an important theoretical tool that links the social and the individual as well as past, present and future, can also be used to study other forms of social inequality beyond class. This article makes both theoretical and empirical contributions to the research on habitus by highlighting teachers' racialised habitus in relation to the perpetuation of racism in the educational field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China; Taiwan; Hong Kong
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