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Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Signithia Fordham

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Downed by Friendly Fire examines the ubiquity of violence and the need to rehabilitate its prevailing physical classification, especially as it relates to gender. The book seeks to change the meaning ... More


Ethnography in the Time of Martyrs: History and Pain in Current Anthropological Practice

Sylvain Perdigon

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Informed by fieldwork in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, this chapter discusses the themes of pain, suffering, violence and death in key texts by Veena Das, Elizabeth Povinelli and Talal Asad. ... More


Violence—by Another Name?

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction recounts the experiences of the author in the study of racialized female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression in Black and White girls at the Underground Railroad High ... More


Frenemies and Friendly Fire at Underground Railroad High

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The first chapter presents the theoretical framework of this book by foregrounding structural violence, highlighting the nexus between culturally approved hegemonic female- specific power and the ... More


Last Stop on the Underground Railroad, First Stop of Refried Segregation: Setting and Methodology

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The second chapter provides a historical and contemporary overview of the internal structure of the school and the larger community in which it is embedded. It chronicles how today’s inequality in ... More


Ally: Size Matters

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The seventh chapter follows Ally as it reveals how a tall, self-identified, slightly overweight “good” White girl, longs to embody and reflect the idealized, hegemonic, gender-specific image ... More


Excavating, Resuscitating, and Rehabilitating Violence—by Another Name

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion of Downed by Friendly Fire briefly revisits the claims of symbolic and structural violence made in the earlier chapters, harvesting the narratives of the study participants for ... More


Social justice

Sally Witcher

in Inclusive equality: A vision for social justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300038
eISBN:
9781447307730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300038.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Arguments are explored concerning the need (or otherwise) of establishing an ideal just society and fair principles for distribution, along with differing theoretical approaches to those subjects, ... More


Discrimination

Sally Witcher

in Inclusive equality: A vision for social justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300038
eISBN:
9781447307730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300038.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Drawing on literatures from gender, race, disability and queer theory, this chapter identifies shared themes and aims to develop a generic understanding of discrimination. Discrimination can be ... More


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