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ERIC Number: EJ893263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Racialization/Ethnicization of School Emotional Spaces: The Politics of Resentment
Zembylas, Michalinos
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v13 n2 p253-270 Jul 2010
The present article explores how emotional spaces are racialized and ethnicized in a multicultural elementary school in Cyprus through the majoritized group's feelings of resentment. The data for this article are drawn from a two-month ethnographic study at this school in which the students enrolled come from the two historically conflicting groups on the island, that is, Greek Cypriots (the majoritized group) and Turkish-speaking students (the minoritized group). In light of the political problem in Cyprus and the ongoing conflict between these groups, the study investigates the emotions that Greek-Cypriot students and teachers express about Turkish-speaking children and the material implications of school policies and teachers' practices on minoritized children's lives. The study shows the ways in which the racialization/ethnicization of school emotional spaces contributes to the constitution of an affective economy of resentment towards Turkish-speaking students and discusses how the emotional culture of resentment feeds school discourses, policies, and practices. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus