Multicultural Girlhood

Racism, Sexuality, and the Conflicted Spaces of American Education

Mary Thomas
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Publication: Oct 11

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216 pages
6 x 9
1 table, 4 halftones

How high school girls perpetuate social spaces of racism, misogyny, and gender stereotyping despite their best intentions

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1 Introduction 2 Banal Multiculturalism and Its Opaque Racisms: New Racial Ideals and the Limits of “Getting Along” 3 The Sexual Attraction of Racism: The Latent Desires of “Boys Are stupid” 4 The Pain of Segregation: School Territoriality, Racial Embodiment, and Paranoid Geographies 5 Geographies of Migrant Girlhood: Families and Racialization 6 What Girls Want at School: Surveillance, Care, and a Predictable Space 7 Conclusion References Index

About the Author(s)

Mary E. Thomas is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geography and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.

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  • Global Youth edited by Craig Jeffrey and Jane Dyson

    The Global Youth Book Series, edited by Craig Jeffrey and Jane Dyson, comprises research-based studies of young people in the context of global social, political and economic change. The series brings together work that examines youth and aspects of global change within sociology, anthropology, development studies, geography, and educational studies. Our emphasis is on youth in areas of the world that are often excluded from mainstream discussions of young people, such as Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, but we also welcome studies from Western Europe and North America, and books that bridge the global north and global south.