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ERIC Number: EJ936378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Race, Gender, and Bodily (Mis)Recognitions: Women of Color Faculty Experiences with White Students in the College Classroom
Ford, Kristie A.
Journal of Higher Education, v82 n4 p444-478 Jul-Aug 2011
Identities are not only shaped by self-perception, but are influenced by others' perceptions of self as well. More pointedly, one's physicality or bodily self can be perceived differently depending upon the viewer. To that end, Turner (2002) notes, "faculty women of color experience multiple marginality, characterized by lived contradiction and ambiguous empowerment. Their lives are often invisible, hidden within studies that either examine experiences of women faculty or faculty of color." This paper documents the raced and gendered bodily dynamics that women of color (WOC) faculty report encountering with White students in the classroom: specifically, how WOC feel that White students misrecognize their bodies; how such bodily misrecognition affects faculty-student interactions; and how WOC negotiate these bodily assumptions within the academy. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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