Geographies of difference : the social production of the east side, west side and central city school /
- Publication info:
- New York : Peter Lang, c2006.
On the Shelf
- Geographies of difference : the social production of the east side, west side and central city school / Edward Buendía & Nancy Ares.
- Main Author:
- Buendía, Edward, 1965-
- Other Authors:
New York : Peter Lang, 2006
"Geographies of Difference documents the multitude of socio-educational processes that construct differentiated students, educators, and educational practices within cities. Through a case study of a large metropolitan school district, this book identifies how the conversations and practices of educators, citywide media, and political relations codify students, schools, and city spaces with spatial metaphors that obscure as well as denote meanings about race and social class. It argues that through these practices of codification, educational processes of constructing and differentiating populations and spaces work in concert with broader city media and political discourses to create differentiated curricular and pedagogical offerings for students in different parts of the city. Geographies of Difference also posits that these overlapping school and citywide practices result in propelling and naturalizing re-segregated schools and cities. Geographies of Difference is written for students and scholars working in urban education, multicultural education, media studies, and social foundation."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
vi, 132 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -128) and index.
0820486922 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- 1. Divided cities, divided schools, differentiated knowledge
- 2. Knowledge, the practice of difference, and social space
- 3. Historical formation of a geographical divide
- 4. East side/west side : the spatial production of differentiated students and spaces
- 5. central city schools : the ambiguities of the borderlands
- 6. durability and flux of local spatial knowledge.