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Blacked Out : Dilemmas of Race, Identity and Success at Capital High

Blacked Out : Dilemmas of Race, Identity and Success at Capital High - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226257143

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ISBN13: 978-0226257143
ISBN10: 0226257142
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1996
International: No

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Blacked Out : Dilemmas of Race, Identity and Success at Capital High - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226257143

Signithia Fordham

ISBN13: 978-0226257143
ISBN10: 0226257142
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This innovative portrait of student life in an urban high school focuses on the academic success of African-American students, exploring the symbolic role of academic achievement within the Black community and investigating the price students pay for attaining it. Signithia Fordham's richly detailed ethnography reveals a deeply rooted cultural system that favors egalitarianism and group cohesion over the individualistic, competitive demands of academic success and sheds new light on the sources of academic performance. She also details the ways in which the achievements of sucessful African-Americans are ''blacked out'' of the public imagination and negative images are reflected onto black adolescents. A self-proclaimed ''native'' anthropologist, she chronicles the struggle of African-American students to construct an identity suitable to themselves, their peers, and their families within an arena of colliding ideals. This long-overdue contribution is of crucial importance to educators, policymakers, and ethnographers.

Subjects:

  • Black Studies
  • Education: Education--General Studies
  • Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction: Stalking Culture and Meaning and Looking in a Refracted Mirror

1: Schooling and Imagining the American Dream: Success Alloyed with Failure
2: Becoming a Person: Fictive Kinship as a Theoretical Frame
3: Parenthood, Childrearing, and Female Academic Success
4: Parenthood, Childrearing, and Male Academic Success
5: Teachers and School Officials as Foreign Sages
6: School Success and the Construction of "Otherness"
7: Retaining Humanness: Underachievement and the Struggle to Affirm the Black Self
8: Reclaiming and Expanding Humanness: Overcoming the Integration Ideology

Afterword
Policy Implications
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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