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ERIC Number: EJ813777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
The Emotioned Power of Racism: An Ethnographic Portrait of an All-White High School
Trainor, Jennifer Seibel
College Composition and Communication, v60 n1 p82-112 Sep 2008
This article explores the emotioned dimensions of racist discourses at an all-white public high school. I argue that students' racist assertions do not always or even often originate in students' racist attitudes or belief. Instead, racist language functions metaphorically, connecting common racist ideas to nonracist feelings, values, beliefs, and associations that are learned in the routine practices and culture of school. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A