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ERIC Number: EJ854573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
The Cultural Politics of Mixed-Income Schools and Housing: A Racialized Discourse of Displacement, Exclusion, and Control
Lipman, Pauline
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v40 n3 p215-236 Sep 2009
In this article, I examine the contested and racially coded cultural politics of creating mixed-income schools in mixed-income communities. Policymakers claim deconcentrating low-income people will reduce poverty and improve education. However, based on activist research in Chicago, I argue these policies are grounded in "culture of poverty" theories that pathologize Black urban space. They legitimate displacement and gentrification and further the neoliberal urban agenda while negating that urban communities of color and their schools are spaces of community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois