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Frajeři, rapeři a propadlíci: Etnografie etnicity a etnizace v desegregované školní třídě

Title in English Cool Kids, Rappers and Drop-Outs: The Ethnography of Ethnicity and Ethnicisation in the Desegregated Classroom
Authors

OBROVSKÁ Jana

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociologický časopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web http://sreview.soc.cas.cz/cs/issue/181-sociologicky-casopis-czech-sociological-review-1-2016/3599?culture=en
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/00380288.2016.52.1.242
Field Sociology, demography
Keywords ethnicity interaction rituals ethnography peer relations intersections of identities school
Description This article focuses on the dynamics of ethnicity in the desegregated classroom. The author examines the role of ethnicity in peer culture and fi nds that it is usually mediated and intersects with other categories (gender, age) and social identities of students (e.g. the friend identity). She also seeks to determine in what contexts and what directions these intersections occur and what kind of integrative or exclusionary effects ethnicity has in the classroom. She argues that ethnicity primarily becomes visible during ritualised symbolic performances in which the signifi cance of different identities is accentuated. Against the backdrop of an ethnographic description of the role of ethnicity in the classroom she analyses the position in the classroom of Roma students, whose distinctiveness can serve as a source of exclusion or a means for selfassertion. At the intersection of the low status that Roma students are given in their role as students and the high status in their role as friends, ethnicity and ethnicisations in the classroom are to be contradictory in their effects.
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