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ERIC Number: EJ888896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Rites to Reform: The Cultural Production of the Reformer in Urban Schools
Yang, K. Wayne
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v41 n2 p144-160 Jun 2010
As neoliberal reformers are appointed to manage the "crisis" of U.S. public schools, their power has become a pressing reality for grassroots movements in education. I examine how the Small Schools movement in Oakland, California--just as the school district fell under state administrative control--employed rites of passage to socialize a grassroots identity: the reform officer. These rites represent a form of grassroots cultural power that disrupts the conditions of neoliberal domination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California