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

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This innovative 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 richly detailed ethnography reveals a deeply rooted cultural system that favors egalitarianism and group cohesion over the individualistic, competitive demands of academic success and sheds new light on the sources of academic performance. She ...

Blacked Out: Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226257143

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Blacked Out: Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226257136

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