Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School

Authors: Simpson Bueker, Catherine

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  • Compares the experiences of women of color who accessed a public school district through three distinct means: as residents, commuters, and boarders
  • Overtly examines both the costs and benefits associated with the experience for women, as well as the contributions that they make to the school district, the community in which the school is located, and to their home communities
  • Explicitly focuses on women of color, resulting in a more complete analysis of the intersectionality of race and gender
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This study explores the experiences of women of color who attended an elite, predominantly white public high school in the Northeastern United States through one of three points of entry: as town residents attending their local high school, or as commuter or boarding students via two distinct voluntary racial desegregation programs.  Women in all three groups experience feelings of marginalization and stigma. At the same time, many also discuss the benefits of having lived in or attended school in this environment. Women developed strong internal bonds within and across their respective groups, some were able to racially diversify social networks and increase access to new forms of social capital through both their own initiatives and efforts on the part of adults in the school and community, and many also discuss the acquisition of elite forms of cultural capital that have served them into adulthood. Even with these general trends, point of access clearly mediates the experience, with geographic and symbolic boundaries varying by group. 

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Catherine Simpson Bueker is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College, USA. 

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The World of Mayfair

    Pages 1-30

    Simpson Bueker, Catherine

  • Two-Ness and Liminality in Mayfair

    Pages 31-64

    Simpson Bueker, Catherine

  • The Making of Community

    Pages 65-88

    Simpson Bueker, Catherine

  • Athletes and Boundary Breakers

    Pages 89-114

    Simpson Bueker, Catherine

  • Bridge Builders and Cultural Guides

    Pages 115-147

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Softcover 25,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50633-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50633-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84448-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 216
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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