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The Resource Downed by friendly fire : black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling, Signithia Fordham

Downed by friendly fire : black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling, Signithia Fordham

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Downed by friendly fire : black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling
Title
Downed by friendly fire
Title remainder
black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling
Statement of responsibility
Signithia Fordham
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most Americans would never willingly revisit their high school experiences; the nation's school systems reflect the broader society's hierarchical emphasis on race, class, and gender. While schools purport to provide equal opportunities for all students, this rarely happens in actuality--particularly for girls. In Downed by Friendly Fire, Signithia Fordham unmasks and examines female-centered bullying in schools, arguing that it is essential to unmask female aggression, bullying, and competition, all of which directly relate to the structural violence embedded in the racialized and gendered social order. For two and a half years, Fordham conducted field research at "Underground Railroad High School," a suburban high school in upstate New York. Through a series of composite student profiles, she examines the girls' relationships to academic achievement, social competition, and aggression toward one another. Fordham argues that girls academically "compete to lose," which only perpetuates their subordination through the misrecognition of their own competitive behaviors. She goes further to expand the meaning of violence to include what is seen as normal, including suffering, humiliation, and social and economic abuse. Using the concept "symbolic violence," Fordham theorizes the psychological and social damage suffered especially by black girls in schools. The five narratives in Downed by Friendly Fire ultimately highlight the pain and suffering this violence produces as well as the ways in which it promotes inequality, exclusion, and marginalization among girls. --Amazon.com
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Fordham, Signithia,
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2779
LC item number
.F673 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African American girls
  • African American girls
  • Discrimination in education
  • Suburban teenagers
  • Youth and violence
  • United States
  • Youth and violence
  • Suburban teenagers
  • Discrimination in education
  • Race relations
  • United States
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Downed by friendly fire : black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling, Signithia Fordham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Who has seen the headwinds? -- Introduction: Violence; by another name? -- Frenemies and friendly fire at Underground Railroad High -- Last stop on the Underground Railroad, first stop of refried segregation : setting and methodology -- Nadine : words as violence and misrecognition -- Brittany : she talks like a black girl -- Keyshia : the black girl's two-step -- Chloe : Goldilocks, and girls who are not -- Ally : size matters -- Conclusion: Excavating, resuscitating, and rehabilitating violence; by another name
Control code
951158095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780816689668
Lccn
2016034580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951158095
Label
Downed by friendly fire : black girls, white girls, and suburban schooling, Signithia Fordham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Who has seen the headwinds? -- Introduction: Violence; by another name? -- Frenemies and friendly fire at Underground Railroad High -- Last stop on the Underground Railroad, first stop of refried segregation : setting and methodology -- Nadine : words as violence and misrecognition -- Brittany : she talks like a black girl -- Keyshia : the black girl's two-step -- Chloe : Goldilocks, and girls who are not -- Ally : size matters -- Conclusion: Excavating, resuscitating, and rehabilitating violence; by another name
Control code
951158095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780816689668
Lccn
2016034580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951158095

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