ERIC Number: EJ786977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
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"Performance, Resistance, Caring: Racialized Gender Identity in African American Boys"
Isom, Denise A.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v39 n4 p405-423 Nov 2007
This study illuminates the meaning making world of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade African American boys in a community based after-school program. Employing participant observation, questionnaire and interviews, the work captures the manifestations of their definitions of gender and racial constructions, including maleness, masculinity, "Blackness," as well as the intersections of race and gender-racialized gender identity. Their voice revealed the implications of those constructs on schooling along with their sense of the raced and gendered nature of their school experiences. Their sense of identity emerged as multiple, shifting and produced, yet also reflected the presence and desire for a self apart from external constructions.
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, School Activities, Participant Observation, After School Programs, Sexual Identity, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Males, Masculinity, Questionnaires, Interviews, Self Concept
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