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Roma Identity and Ritual in the Classroom

The Institutional Embeddedness of Ethnicity

Authors: Obrovská, Jana

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  • Examines the perceptions of identity of minority youth in the classroom
  • Explores the reality and dynamics of interethnic relationships in the classroom
  • Illuminates the lived perspectives of the students themselves in post-socialist classrooms
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About this book

This book addresses the dynamics of interethnic relationships in ethnically mixed classrooms in the Czech Republic. The classroom is a space in which the boundaries and meanings of facets of identity such as ethnicity, class and gender are negotiated on a daily basis: using rich ethnographic data, the author grounds the analysis in a novel theoretical framework which uses the traditional concept of ritual to examine peer cultures. Highlighting the perspectives of the students themselves, their own peer cultures and the agency of the minority youth present in the classroom, the book reinforces the idea that the dynamics of peer culture can be the scene for successful peer inclusion strategies as well as a stage for the reproduction of inequalities. The author offers a rich array of data from post-socialist classrooms, which are almost invisible in the dominant debates surrounding ethnicity. This revelatory book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of social anthropology, the sociology of education and race and ethnicity in education, as well as practitioners working with minority youth.

About the authors

Jana Obrovská is Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Junior Researcher at the Institute for Research in Inclusive Education at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Her research interests centre around the sociology of education and school ethnography.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94514-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94513-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06865-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Roma Identity and Ritual in the Classroom
Book Subtitle
The Institutional Embeddedness of Ethnicity
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94514-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94514-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94513-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06865-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 199
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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