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Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk: Professionalism at College Prep

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

College Preparatory Academy teachers evaluate and grade students on their “professionalism” in each class using a point-based metric. This chapter examines how the school normalizes the discourse of ... More


The College Prep Look: Managing Image, Marketing Students

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Upholding what many students and staff called “the College Preplook” was a strong underlying value of the institution, with race, class, and gender implications. This chapter profiles the school’s ... More


Critical Thinking: Reading Urban Fiction with Students

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter details the author attempted an activist intervention during the summer following her first year of teacher-research at College Preparatory Academy. It explores the author’s ideas for ... More


Beyond the Spectacle

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In the afterword, the author uses her findings to make recommendations for education policy and teaching practice. The author also questions how given the United State’s entrenchment in competition ... More


Recombinant Phantasmagoria

Andrew B. Kipnis

in From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289703
eISBN:
9780520964273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289703.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the phantasmagoria, the imaginary experience of shifting images of Zouping as a place, especially as experienced when walking the streets of the city. It examines how public ... More


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