Title

“What are we trying to accomplish?”: Student resistance as racial wisdom

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2019

Published In / Presented At

Equity & Excellence in Education

Disciplines

Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Educational Psychology | Language and Literacy Education

Abstract

This work analyzes a Grade 9 English Language Arts classroom discussion for moments of resistance and asks, What does student resistance accomplish when viewed as racial wisdom? Drawing from “posts” traditions, we analyzed the discussion’s intra-actions or entanglements in order to more clearly understand how students draw from their “well of knowledge” to resist. Findings indicate student resistance interrupts the grammar of schooling and, at the same time, creates new openings for other ways to disrupt and resist. This work demonstrates the importance of situating resistance as counter narratives grounded in racial wisdom that work to reconfigure interpretations and definitions of personal and social identities situated more completely within embodied experiences.

Rights

Copyright Taylor & Francis

Comments

This article has been accepted for publication in Equity & Excellence in Education, published by Taylor & Francis.

DOI

10.1080/10665684.2019.1635053

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