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Monday, Dec 1
Linda Waite

psc brown bag iconA Search for Oppositional Culture: Race, Perceptions of Opportunity, and Academic Investment

Angel Harris (Department of Sociology and Center for African American Studies, Princeton University)

10/22/2012, at noon in room 6050 ISR-Thompson.

Archived video available.

This talk will present research from Angel's book "Kids Don't Want to Fail" (2011, Harvard University Press), which is an in-depth quantitative assessment of whether youth from marginalized groups purposefully resist schooling in both the United States and the United Kingdom in response to their subordinate/minority status. While in line with some of his earlier work, the book expands upon the literature by addressing a comprehensive model of oppositional culture and introducing new analysis based on over 150 outcomes from six datasets. This presentation will cover findings based on numerous datasets and that span across race, gender and stage of adolscent development. The findings that will be presented have implications for educational policy, for understanding how marginalized groups' perceptions of opportunities for upward mobility impact their academic investment, and for racial achievement gaps.


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