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

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Paperback 426 Pages / Published: 09/05/1996
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This 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 ethnography reveals a deeply rooted cultural system that favours egalitarianism and group cohesion over the individualistic, competitive demands of academic success and sheds light on the sources of academic performance. She also details the ways in which the achievements of successful 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.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226257143
Number of pages: 426
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition

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