ERIC Number: EJ812050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Cinco De Mayo, Normative Whiteness, and the Marginalization of Mexican-Descent Students
Hurd, Clayton A.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v39 n3 p293-313 Sep 2008
This case study is concerned with how institutional practices of normative whiteness can impede the school involvement of Mexican-descent students. It examines how damaging forms of white normativity can operate in school settings where one might least expect to find them: in commemorations of Mexican cultural holidays. The author shows how such commemorations can have the paradoxical effect of marginalizing Mexican-descent students and discouraging their involvement in a range of school activities.
Descriptors: Holidays, School Activities, Mexican Americans, Case Studies, Educational Practices, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Educational Environment, Hispanic American Students, Cultural Context, Social Bias, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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