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ERIC Number: EJ947599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
"That Box Doesn't Belong to You": Racial Ethos and Community-Based Ethnic Education
Du, Liang
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v43 n5 p636-653 Dec 2011
By expanding Bourdieusian concepts of class ethos and "habitus" in the field of racial analysis, the article closely examines the shaping of a racial/ethnic ethos among a particular group of Chinese Americans. The findings suggest that the community ethos is affected both by a self-consciousness about the positioning of Chinese Americans in the racial hierarchy in the U.S., and by high educational and economic aspirations associated with the class status of the community. Such a distinct community ethos is materialized in the daily practices in the community, among which the active participation and promotion of a systematic community-based ethnic education is the most conspicuous.
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Language: English
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