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ERIC Number: EJ821604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
"Eyes on Me Regardless": Youth Responses to High School Surveillance
Weiss, Jen
Educational Foundations, v21 n1-2 p47-69 Win-Spr 2007
This article takes up what people might learn about resistance and surveillance by looking at how students at a Bronx, New York, high school have responded to security initiatives recently imposed on them. It discusses three responses: the protest; tactical avoidance; and what the author calls emergent participation. The author addresses each of these strategies in depth and follows with a brief consideration of what they teach individuals about resistance. Taken together, these responses offer people a chance to consider the multiple forms that resistance takes and those that emerge over time, in this case, over the course of a school year. The author begins by considering what is perhaps the most promising and definitely the most visible response to school-wide surveillance measures: a student-organized walkout of 1,500 students that took place at a large comprehensive high school in the Bronx, New York, in late September 2005. Before she discusses the protest, the author gives a brief history of New York City school security policy. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York