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Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Signithia Fordham


Downed by Friendly Fire examines the ubiquity of violence and the need to rehabilitate its prevailing physical classification, especially as it relates to gender. The book seeks to change the meaning of violence by redefining it to include intended, nonphysical harm cloaked in the presumed banality of normality. Specifically, it looks at the social practices that dehumanize or are exploitative—either emotionally or physically—, which compels individuals to endure shame, humiliation, starvation, exclusion, marginalization, health disparities poverty, etc. This is done through the framework of t ... More

Keywords: Violence, Bullying, Normalcy and statusitis, Misrecognition, Race, Gender, Complicity, Intersectionality, Frienemies, Rehabilitation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689668
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Signithia Fordham, author
University of Rochester