Taboo

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring

"Can We Just Get Rid of the Classroom?" Thinking Space, Relationally
From the moment there is genius, there is something that belongs to no school, no period, something that achieves a breakthrough. --Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, The "Anti-Oedipus" from A Thousand Plateaus ... to begin always anew, to...
Dreaming and Surviving in Heterotopia: First-Generation Immigrant Girls' Pursuit of the American Dream in New York City
The construction of identities is spatial (Foucault & Rabinow, 1984, Harvey 1989; Rasmussen, 2004). The meaning of who we are is shaped by meanings of spaces that we occupy in our lives. As we enter and exit various spaces in our lives, we construct...
Introduction: From Taboo to New Taboo
1995, the first issue of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education debuted at the American Educational Research Association. Handing out mouse pads and black mugs, Peter Lang Publishing stormed the scene with a cutting edge new journal. The product...
RicanStruction Sites: Race, Space, and Place in the Education of DiaspoRican Youth
Significant increases in the population of Latina/os in the United States, coupled with persistently problematic academic outcomes for this group, have resulted in increased attention given to the education of Latina/o youth. One-fifth of all students...
Sonic Cartography: Mapping Space, Place, Race, and Identity in an Urban Middle School
This article began as an exploration of the ways in which sounds can be utilized to understand urban educational contexts. My interest in this intersection has manifest in a longitudinal interpretive study that examines how writing songs about academic...
Structured Spaces of Play in a Southwestern U.S. Urban Elementary Classroom: Dialectics of Community and Academic Rigor
Sixteen bodies attentively listened from a six foot square blue carpet, facing a small white board covered mostly in instructional posters, hand-made by their teacher, Ms. Chamorro. (1) Ms. Chamoro has just asked her 2nd graders at her Title I elementary...
Students' Bodily Carvings in School Spaces of the Post-Apartheid City
The (post)-colonized person is a living, talking, conscious, active individual whose identity arises from a three-pronged movement of violation, erasure and self-writing. (Mbembe, 2006, p. 3) This article is an account of the school-going subject...
Thinking Spatially and Moving towards the Material: A Essay on Seeking Spatial Justice by Edward Soja
Now main streets whitewashed windows and vacant stores Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back...
Youth, Space, Cities: Toward the Concrete
The expression "urban society" meets a theoretical need. It is more than simply a literary or pedagogical device, or even the expression of some form of acquired knowledge; it is an elaboration, a search, a conceptual formulation. A movement of thought...
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