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Author Weiler, Jeanne Drysdale.

Title Codes and contradictions : race, gender identity, and schooling / by Jeanne D. Weiler
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2000]


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Description xi, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series, power, social identity, and education
SUNY series, power, social identity, and education.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Social Class, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Schooling: A Theoretical Overview -- Ch. 3. The Social, Economic, and Educational Status of African American, Latina, and White Women in the United States -- Ch. 4. Young White Working-Class Women: Envisioning Adult Lives -- Ch. 5. Young Women of African American and Puerto Rican Descent: Anticipating Lives as Adult Women -- Ch. 6. Young Women of Dominican and South American Descent: Constructing Possibilities for the Future -- Ch. 7. Redefining Relationships to Schooling -- Ch. 8. The Formal Curriculum -- Ch. 9. The Social Construction of Gender within the School -- Ch. 10. Conclusions
Summary "This book examines the variations in the constitution of female gender in a group of young working-class women of African American, Latina, U.S., Puerto Rican, and white European backgrounds who are enrolled in alternative high school for students at risk of academic failure. It then analyzes the school processes that impact the shaping of the young women's gender identities and provides evidence that female gender identity among various racial or ethnic backgrounds can be very dissimilar. It also illustrates the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women who have previous experiences of academic failure to view education as crucial to attaining their future goals."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
Subject Women -- Education -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Women -- United States -- Identity -- Case studies
Race awareness -- United States -- Case studies.
Feminism and education -- United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 99015651
ISBN 0791445194 alkaline paper
0791445208 paperback alkaline paper