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Corridor Cultures


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Examines the ways in which school spaces are culturally produced, offering insight into how urban students engage their schooling

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Acknowledgments Introduction: Student Resistance and the Cultural Production of Space 1 "The Covenant Made Visible": The Hidden Curriculum of Space 2 "In a way it protects us and in a way ... it keeps us back": Scanning, School Space, and Student Identity 3 "It's just all about being popular": Hallways as Thirdspace 4 "If I can't be myself, what's the point of being here?" Language and Contested Classroom Space 5 "You have to change your whole attitude toward everything": Threshold Struggles and Infrapolitical Resistance 6 "You know the real deal, but this is just saying you got their deal": Public and Hidden Transcripts 7 A Eulogy for Renaissance: Looking Forward Notes Bibliography Index About the Author

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Maryann Dickar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University.


"Provides an insightful analysis of the ways in which space and social relationships interact to produce school cultures. Dickar's detailed analysis of this urban high school contains important lessons about the limits and possibilities of school

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