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Downed By Friendly FireBlack Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling$
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Signithia Fordham

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689668

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001

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Violence—by Another Name?

Violence—by Another Name?

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(p.1) Introduction Violence—by Another Name?
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Downed By Friendly Fire
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Signithia Fordham

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0001

The Introduction recounts the experiences of the author in the study of racialized female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression in Black and White girls at the Underground Railroad High School. Describing a number of girls, the author demonstrates the tension between the two groups that is perpetuated by existing social norms and their social environment. It details the overall workings of the book in its examination of gender, race, and violence within the social sphere of schools.

Keywords:   Normalcy, Misrecognition, Race, Gender, Complicity, Intersectionality, Ethnography, School, Social dynamics

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