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ERIC Number: EJ942091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Neir Riel (Strong Girls): Transgression and Fugitive Spaces in Sudanese Australian Classrooms
Harris, Anne
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n8 p750-759 Oct 2011
This article examines the ways in which Sudanese Australian students from refugee backgrounds are often perceived in their high schools as transgressive, and how this transgression--perceived or real--may become for them a liberatory invitation for both students and teachers, and a means to a reconstruction of self, educational contexts, and freedom (hooks). Through discussion of the ethnocinematic research project "Cross-Marked: Sudanese Australian Young Women Talk Education," the author comments on the complexities of the performance of identity for teachers, researchers, and coparticipants across differences of age, race, sexuality, geography, and class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Sudan