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ERIC Number: EJ924871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
I'll Race You to the Top: Othering from within--Attitudes among Pontian Children in Cyprus towards Other Immigrant Classmates
Theodorou, Eleni
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n2 p242-260 May 2011
Drawing on data from a larger ethnographic study, this article explores processes of othering among immigrant children of different ethnic and racial backgrounds at a public elementary school in Cyprus. Immigrant children of Pontian background internalized and reproduced racial and Eurocentric stereotypes against their non-European immigrant classmates, despite the shared experience of marginalization by the Greek-Cypriot majority. Such examinations of children's negotiations of selfing and othering widen our understandings of how children make meaning of, are influenced by but also shape their worlds, and carry implications for the anthropology of childhood and intercultural education. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus