ERIC Number: EJ1121481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Imagining Identities: Young People Constructing Discourses of Race, Ethnicity, and Community in a Contentious Context of Rapid Urban Development
Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Rosario, Maria L.
Urban Education, v52 n1 p32-60 Jan 2017
This article uses a critical sociohistorical lens to discuss and explain examples of the ways in which young people reflect, refract, and contribute to discourses of gentrification, displacement, and racial, ethnic, and geographic community identity building in a rapidly changing urban neighborhood. The article explores examples from open-ended dialogic conversations in one seventh-grade classroom. In their conversations, youth imagine themselves and their communities as sociohistorically yet dynamically situated. We argue that such spaces allow for schools and students to bridge in and out of school worlds, amplifying young people's relationships to enduring struggles in changing urban contexts.
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Race, Ethnicity, Community, Identification, Grade 7, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students, Urban Environment, Seminars, Global Approach, Puerto Ricans, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Action Research, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)