Beyond Silenced Voices

Beyond Silenced Voices : Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools

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This book addresses race, class, and gender in education in the United States. It debates the issues of institutionalized power and privilege, and the policies, discourses, and practices that silence powerless groups. At the center of the silence are the most critical and powerful voices of all -- children and adolescents with their relentless desire to be heard and to survive. Weis and Fine go beyond examining policies, discourse, and practices to call up the voices of young people who have been expelled from the centers of their schools and our culture to speak as interpreters of adolescent culture -- among them, lesbian and gay students who have been assaulted in their schools; adolescent women burying their political and personal resistances the moment their bodies "fill out;" young men and women struggling for identities amid the radically transforming conditions of late twentieth-century capitalism; and Native American college students almost wholly excluded from the academic conversation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 30mm | 771.1g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791412857
  • 9780791412855

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"The value of this collection is that many of the researchers address perspectives historically absent from volumes of this kind: namely the perspectives of youth on all aspects of sexuality, race, and education." -- Deborah P. Britzman, State University of New York at Binghamton
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About Lois Weis

Lois Weis is Professor and Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is editor of Class, Race, and Gender in American Education; Crisis in Teaching: Perspectives on Current Reforms; Dropouts from School: Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions; and Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, all published by SUNY Press.

Michelle Fine is Professor of Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is author of Framing Dropouts: Notes on the Politics of an Urban High School, also published by SUNY Press.
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