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ERIC Number: EJ969486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Institutional Racist Melancholia: A Structural Understanding of Grief and Power in Schooling
Vaught, Sabina E.
Harvard Educational Review, v82 n1 p52-77 Spr 2012
In this article, Sabina Vaught undertakes the theoretical and analytical project of conceptually integrating "Whiteness as property", a key structural framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), and "melancholia", a framework originally emerging from psychoanalysis. Specifically, Vaught engages "Whiteness as property" as an analytic tool to examine data from a larger ethnographic study of juvenile prison and schooling. She suggests that the psychoanalytic framework of melancholia enriches and complicates this analysis and proposes a theoretical move toward understanding structural affective processes in the scholarly effort to map schooling, race, and power. Throughout, Vaught illustrates the significance and utility of such an approach through multifaceted data-driven analyses. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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