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Author Solomon, Rovell Patrick.
Title Black resistance in high school : forging a separatist culture / R. Patrick Solomon ; foreword by John Ogbu.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1992.

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Author Solomon, Rovell Patrick.
Series SUNY series, frontiers in education
SUNY series, frontiers in education.
Subject Students, Black -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
West Indians -- Education -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 159 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-154) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Black cultural forms in schools -- Black life and schooling in Canada -- The jocks at Lumberville -- Authority, whites, and women -- Sport as work -- The school: contribution to separatism -- When structure and culture collide -- Strategies for change.
Summary This book investigates and brings into focus the formidable issues of racial culture left undeveloped in research on multiracial school populations in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Through ethnographic research, the author presents significant and provocative insight into the formation of black self-concept, and captures the complex interplay between black students' accommodation to the official achievement ideology and their resistance to the powerful structural forces operating within the school. It offers practical suggestions for working constructively with racial and ethnic sub-cultures as well as offering suggestions to school districts in the process of planning or implementing race and ethnic relations policies.
Note English.
ISBN 058509067X (electronic bk.)
9780585090672 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42636912
Additional Format Print version: Solomon, Rovell Patrick. Black resistance in high school. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1992 0791408477 (DLC) 90024847 (OCoLC)22812160
Table of Contents
1Black Cultural Forms in Schools1
  Black Cultural Forms in Schools2
  Schools as Arenas of Conflict9
  Theories of Resistance and Cultural Inversion11
  The Canadian Encounter13
2Black Life and Schooling in Canada17
  Black Life Before the West Indians17
  Black Schooling20
  Enter the West Indians21
  West Indians in Toronto22
  West Indian Children in Toronto Schools24
  West Indian Subcultures in Toronto Schools25
  The Community and the School26
  Lumberville High: Its Programs and Students28
3The Jocks at Lumberville33
  Group Formation and Membership33
  "Language is Unity, Identity, and Power"37
  Dress Style: From "Army Digs" to "Fashion Dreads"41
  Breaking School Rules42
  Gym and Playground: The Jocks' Domain44
  Corridor and Hallway Behaviors45
  Wall Dancing: Culture or Subculture?46
  Booze, Herbs, and Soun' Sessions47
  Summary and Conclusion49
4Authority, Whites, and Women51
  Authority and Power52
  Black, Brown, and White54
  How Boys Dominate Females57
  Summary and Conclusion61
5Sport as Work63
  The Sport Subculture64
  Agents of Sport Socialization68
  Work: Life after Sport73
  Summary and Conclusion76
6The School: Contribution to Separatism79
  The Sorting Machine79
  Trapped in a "Dummy" School82
  "Escape from Lumberdump"84
  How Staff Rule87
  Rewards as Control91
  Summary and Conclusion92
7When Structure and Culture Collide: The Outcome of Schooling93
  The Reproductive Effects of Tracking94
  School Hopping and Sports: Liberating or Reproductive?95
  When Structure and Culture Collide97
  Race and Resistance: An Expanded Model101
  Implications for Blacks in Canada108
  The Next Generation of Culture and Struggle108
8Strategies for Change113
  Working with Black Resistance114
  Black Subculture: From Opposition to Conciliation117
  Tracking Revisited119
  School-to-Work Transition121
  School-Community Relations122
  Out of the Gym and Back to the Classroom123
  Toward a Framework for Race Equity in Education125

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