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Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Quantum Anthropologies and the Forces of Inheritance

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter one discusses the dominant perspectives of the social sciences on social inheritance: genetic heritability, culture and social context/constructionism, and interactionist/epigenetics. It then ... More


Parenting Performativities: Assemblages of “Difference” and the Material–Discursive Practices of Parenting

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The third chapter is the first of two demonstrated diffractive analyses. This chapter begins by examining the question of the extent to which the performative practices of parenting are enfolding ... More


Cultural Studies and Quantification: Toward a Diffractive Methodology

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter two then discusses how the belief in the methods of quantification has not been widely shared in cultural studies. This chapter builds on the previous chapter’s new materialist deconstruction ... More


Inheriting Merit: The SAT as an Institutionalized Measuring Apparatus for Social Mobility

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The fourth chapter diffractively analyzes the ontology of the SAT as a measuring apparatus and its intra-actions with conceptions of “meritocracy”; how the instrument is understood by test-takers and ... More


Enfolding Possibilities

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

in Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The conclusion to Inheriting Possibility critically considers how social policies of social mobility have delineated both what is possible and impossible. It then discusses what has learned from ... More


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