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Shifting Identities in Private Education: Reconstucting Race at/in the Cultural Center


by Amira Proweller 1999

To date, research on racial identity formation among youth in school context has neglected discussion and analysis of whiteness as a racialized identity production. Through qualitative, ethnographic methods of data collection, this discussion directs attention to the social construction of white racial identity among a group of adolescent girls attending a largely white, historically elite, private, independent, single-sex high school. Their voices provide insight into the ways in which liberal discourses work to position youth, and how white youth, in turn, actively remake themselves in relation to prevailing meanings and practices institutionalized in a largely white, upper middle-class school setting. The study examines the intersections of race and class discourses in private school culture as they combine to create the conditions for meaning-making.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 4, 1999, p. 776-808
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10342, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 2:55:14 PM

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  • Amira Proweller
    DePaul University
    Amira Proweller is assistant professor of education, DePaul University. She is the author of Constructing Female Identities: Meaning Making in an Upper Middle Class Youth Culture (State University of New York Press, 1998).
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