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Fine, Michelle

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Beyond silenced voices : class, race, and gender in United States schools by Lois, Ed Weis( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Resting on the belief that educators must be at the center of informing education policy, the contributors to this revised edition of the classic text raise tough questions that will both haunt and invigorate pre- and in-service educators, as well as veteran teachers. They explore the policies and practices of structuring exclusions, they listen hard to youth living at the margins of race, class, ethnicity, and gender, and they wrestle with fundamental inequalities of space in order to educate for change. Written from the perspective of researchers, policy analysts, teachers, and youth workers, the book reveals a shared belief in education that "could be," and a shared concern about schools that currently reproduce class, race and gender relations, and privilege."--Jacket
The unknown city : lives of poor and working-class young adults by Michelle Fine( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Unknown City Michelle Fine and Lois Weis offer a groundbreaking, theoretically sophisticated ethnography of the lives of young adults, ages 23 to 35, in two large East Coast cities. Analyzing interviews with hundreds of young people, Fine and Weis provide insights into their startling and often harrowing experiences. A major focus of the book is on the "fractures" in American society: how and why those of different races, ethnicities, and genders see the world - and each other - in very different ways. From discussions of black men's ideas on the reasons for inequality to domestic abuse among white working-class women, we see the gulfs that impede attempts to simplify the problems of young adults. We hear their views on everything from the construction of "whiteness" and affirmative action to the economy, education, and the new public spaces of community hope. The Unknown City is sure to shape many key debates about policy and community. Fine and Weis point to what should be done on the national policy level and describe initiatives that serve as oases of hope in our cities today
Muslim American youth : understanding hyphenated identities through multiple methods by Selcuk R Sirin( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim American Youth offers a critical conceptual framework to aid in understanding Muslim American identity formation processes, a framework which can also be applied to other groups of marginalized and immigrant youth. In addition, through their innovative data and analytic methods the authors provide an antidote to "qualitative vs. quantitative" arguments that have unnecessarily captured much time and energy in psychology and other behavioral sciences. Muslim American Youth provides a much-needed roadmap for those seeking to understand how Muslim youth and other groups of immigrant youth negotiate their identities as Americans.--Book jacket
Working method : research and social justice by Lois Weis( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silenced voices and extraordinary conversations : re-imagining schools by Michelle Fine( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers examines the crisis in public education, focusing on poor and minority children. There are seven chapters in two parts. After "Introduction: Silenced Voices and Extraordinary Conversations" (Michelle Fine and Lois Weis), Part 1, "Scenes of Silencing," includes: (1) "Silencing and Nurturing Voice in an Improbable Context: Urban Adolescents in Public School" (Michelle Fine); (2) "Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire" (Michelle Fine); (3) "Constructing the 'Other': Discursive Renditions of White Working-Class Males in High School" (Lois Weis); and (4) "Acquiring White Working-Class Identities: Legitimate and Silenced Discourse within the School" (Lois Weis). Part 2, "Scenes of Extraordinary Conversations," includes: (5) "Before the Bleach Gets Us All" (Michelle Fine, Bernadette Anand, Carlton Jordan, and Dana Sherman); (6) "Learning to Speak Out in an Abstinence-Based Sex Education Group: Gender and Race Work in an Urban Magnet School" (Lois Weis and Doris Cabonell-Medina); and (7) "Revisiting the Struggle for Integration" (Michelle Fine and Bernadette Anand). An epilogue presents "a Memo to Educators" (Lois Weis and Michelle Fine). (Contains approximately 285 references.) (Sm)
Women with disabilities : essays in psychology, culture, and politics by Michelle Fine( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women with disabilities are women first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the feminist and disability rights perspectives; it analyzes the forces that push disabled women towards the margins of social life, and it considers the resources that enable these women to resist the stereotype. Drawing on law, social science, folklore, literature, psychoanalytic theory, and political activism, this book describes the experience of women with disabilities. The essays consider the impact of social class, race, the age at which disability occurs, and sexual orientation on the disabled woman's self esteem as well as on her life options. The contributors focus their inquiry on the self perceptions of disabled women and ask: From what sources do these women draw positive self images? How do they resist the culture's power to label them as deviant? The essays describe the ways in which disabled women face discrimination in the workplace and the failure of the mainstream women's movement to address their concerns
Off white : readings on power, privilege, and resistance by Michelle Fine( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1997, 'Off White' first presented an analysis of the white racialization process. In this new edition the focus is upon the material conditions of whiteness as a privilege, & the turns of whiteness produced when individuals & collectives take up a challenge to contemporary racial formations
Becoming gentlemen : women, law school, and institutional change by Lani Guinier( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the frustrations faced by female law students in male-dominated schools
Charter schools and the corporate makeover of public education : what's at stake? by Michael Fabricant( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will reset the discourse on charter schooling by systematically exploring the gap between the promise and the performance of charter schools. The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative for these children. In concise chapters, they address a series of important questions related to the recent ascent of charter schools and the radical restructuring of public education. This essential introduction includes a detailed history of the charter movement, an analysis of the politics and economics driving the movement, documentation of actual student outcomes, and alternative images of transforming public education to serve all children. This book features: (1) An overview of the key issues surrounding the charter school movement; (2) a reframing of the recent discourse on public school reform; (3) a comprehensive comparison examining the promises of charter schooling against the empirical evidence; (4) An examination of how charter schools impact communities of color and larger public school systems in poor urban areas; and (5) An exploration of the relationships among the rapid ascendance of charter reform, economic decline, and fiscal austerity. [Foreword by Deborah Meier.]
Framing dropouts : notes on the politics of an urban public high school by Michelle Fine( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off white : readings on race, power, and society by Michelle, Ed Fine( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions in this volume analyze the white racialization process in the context of multiculturalism and examine how racism is established in institutional structures. The chapters are: (1) "The Achievement (K)not: Whiteness and 'Black Underachievement'" (Linda C. Powell); (2) "White Experimenters, White Blood, and Other White Conditions: Locating the Psychologist's Race" (Jill G. Morawski); (3) "Differences in a Minor Key: Some Modulations of History, Memory, and Community" (Deborah P. Britzman); (4) "Behind Blue Eyes: Whiteness and Contemporary U.S. Racial Politics" (Howard Winant); (5) "Witnessing Whiteness" (Michelle Fine); (6) "White Out: Multicultural Performances in a Progressive School" (Virginia Chalmers); (7) "Underground Discourses: Exploring Whiteness in Teacher Education" (Pearl M. Rosenberg); (8) "Resisting Diversity: An Alaskan Case of Institutional Struggle" (Perry Gilmore, David M. Smith, and Apacuar Larry Kairaiuak); (9) "The Art of Survival in White Academia: Black Women Faculty Finding Where They Belong" (Donelda Cook); (10) "Border Guards: Ethnographic Fiction and Social Science" (William G. Tierney); (11) "Consuming the Other: Whiteness, Education, and Cheap French Fries" (Michael W. Apple); (12)"Racing in America" (William C. Ayers); (13) "Stories of Colonial and Postcolonial Education" (Dennis Carlson); (14) "Keeping the White Queen in Play" (Michael Billig); (15) "Colonial Remnants: Assumptions of Privilege" (Louise H. Kidder); (16) "Does White Racism Necessarily Mean Antiblackness? Aversive Racism and Prowhiteness" (Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Brenda S. Banker, Mary C. Rust, Jason A. Nier, Gary R. Mottola, and Christine M. Ward); (17) "Confessions of an Affirmative Action Mama" (Faye J. Crosby); (18) "'I'm White! So What?' The Construction of Whiteness for Young Londoners" (Ann Phoenix); (19) "Is White a Race? Expressions of White Racial Identity" (Robert T. Carter); (20) "Re-examining 'a Moment in History': Loss of Privilege inside White Working-Class Masculinity in the 1990s" (Lois Weiss, Amira Proweller, and Craig Centrie); (21) "Race, Suburban Resentment, and the Representation of the Inner City in Contemporary Film and Television" (Cameron McCarthy, Alicia Rodriguez, Shuaib Meecham, Stephen David, Carrie Wilson-Brown, Heriberto Godina, K.E. Supryia, and Ed Buendia); (22) "Who's White? Television Talk Shows and Representations of Whiteness" (Corinne Squire); (23) "Whites Are from Mars, O.J. Is from Planet Hollywood: Blacks Don't Support O.J. and Whites Just Don't Get It" (James M. Jones); (24) "Double Binds of Whiteness" (Elizabeth Ellsworth); (25) "Denying (White) Racial Privilege: Redemption Discourses and the Uses of Fantasy" (Leslie G. Roman); (26) "The Revolution of Little Girls" (Pat McPherson); (27) "Through the Looking Glass: Implications of Studying Whiteness for Feminist Methods" (Aida Hurtado and Abigail J. Stewart); (28) "Surfacing Our-selves: Gringa, White--Mestiza, Brown?" (M. Brinton Lykes and Amelia Mallona); (29) "The White Girl in Me, the Colored Girl in You, and the Lesbian in Us: Crossing Boundaries" (Medria L. Connolly and Debra A. Noumair); (30)"White Educators as Allies: Moving from Awareness to Action" (Sandra M. Lawrence and Beverly Daniel Tatum); (31) "Interrupting Historical Patterns: Bridging Race and Gender Gaps between Senior White Men and Other Organizational Groups" (Nancie Zane); and (32) "Home/Work: Antiracism Activism and the Meaning of Whiteness" (Becky Thompson and White Women Challenging Racism). Each chapter contains references. (Sld)
Construction sites : excavating race, class, and gender among urban youth by Lois, Ed Weis( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the authors trespass the borders of schooling in order to understand the range of spaces within which youth are forming and reforming identities, relations, and, in some cases, social movements amidst the cloudy backlash to feminism, civil rights, welfare rights, and lesbian/gay movements
Chartering urban school reform : reflections on public high schools in the midst of change by Michelle, Ed Fine( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chartering urban school reform / Michelle Fine -- The development of schools that practice reflaction / Richard W. Clark -- The professional development school as a strategy for school restructuring : the Millard Fillmore High School-Temple University connection / Morris J. Vogel, Essie Abrahams-Goldberg -- Charters and restructuring / Bernard J. McMullan -- Transforming ourselves : becoming an inquiring community / Virginia Vanderslice, Shirley Farmer -- "Now everybody want to dance" Making change in an urban center / Jody Cohen -- Interpreting social defenses : family group in an urban setting / Linda Powell -- When discipline problems recede : democracy and intimacy in urban centers / Nancie Zane -- Co-making ethnography : moving into collaboration / Pat Macpherson -- Learning in the afternoon : when teacher inquiry meets social reform / Susan L. Lytle ... [et al.] -- Language inquiry and critical pedagogy : co-investigating power in the classroom / Bob Fecho -- Girl talk : creating community through social exchange / Diane R. Waff -- Transforming urban schools : building knowledge and building community / Ann Lieberman
Social experiments : methods for design and evaluation by Leonard Saxe( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disruptive voices : the possibilities of feminist research by Michelle Fine( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel van essays, die verschillende onderzoeksvelden van de feministische psychologie belichten. Deze ziet, in tegenstelling tot de 'klassieke' psychologie, de vrouw als subject en niet als object, aldus de auteur. Een aantal van deze essays handelt over onderwijs: over de aandacht die op school wordt geschonken aan seksualiteit, ongewenste intimiteiten van leraars tegenover hun leerlingen, instandhouding van sociale ongelijkheid door het (Amerikaanse) onderwijssysteem en censuur op Amerikaanse scholen (op sommige scholen in de VS schijnen anno 1992 onderwerpen als drugs, homoseksualiteit en racisme taboe te zijn)
Speed bumps : a student-friendly guide to qualitative research by Lois Weis( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students begin a discussion about the technicalities, politics, and ethics surrounding qualitative research, focusing on research in the interest of social justice. It offers a view of how two researchers have conceptualized their own research process and renders problematic many of the steps they have taken along the way. Input from student researchers at two New York colleges is also included. Chapter 1, "Cops, Crime, and Violence," offers a concrete example of the two researchers' urban ethnographic work in relation to the product, drawing on research involving 154 in-depth interviews with white, African-American, and Hispanic-American young adults about their experiences since leaving high school. Chapter 2, "a Note on Methods," describes their research methodology. Chapter 3, "Qualitative Research, Representations, and Social Responsibilities," and Chapter 4, "Reflections on the Politics and Methods of Qualitative Work," reflect back on the researchers' work, problematizing the apparently seamless process and offering a variety of methodological and ethical concerns as they and their students experienced them. (Contains 130 references.) (Sm)
Out of the ashes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perl spent WWII in charge of the woman's infirmary at Auschwitz. Hoping to leave her nightmares behind her after the liberation, she applies for American citizenship in 1946. However, she is hauled into military court to explain how much she "collaborated" with the Nazis during the war. The U.S. officials are especially disturbed by the number of illegal abortions Perl performed at the camp. Perl struggles to explain how she terminated the lives of the unborn to save thousands of pregnant women from the gas chambers
Revolutionizing education : youth participatory action research in motion by Julio Cammarota( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive statement of YPAR as it relates to education with an informative combination of theory and practice, this edited collection addresses both the political challenges and inherent power imbalances of conducting research with young people
The changing politics of education : privatization and the dispossessed lives left behind by Michael B Fabricant( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors persuasively argue that the present cascade of reforms to public education is a consequence of a larger intention to shrink government. The startling result is that more of public education's assets and resources are moving to the private sector and to the prison industrial complex. Drawing on various forms of evidence structural, economic, narrative, and youth-generated participatory research the authors reveal new structures and circuits of dispossession and privilege that amount to a clear failure of present policy. Policymaking is at war with the interests of the vast majority of citizens, and especially with urban youth of color. In the final chapter the authors explore democratic principles and offer examples essential to mobilizing, in solidarity with educators, youth, communities, labor, and allied social movements, the kind of power necessary to contest the present direction of public education reform."--Publisher's website
Girls : moving beyond myth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling new documentary focuses on the sexual dilemmas and difficult life choices young girls face as they come of age in contemporary American culture. Challenging long-held myths about girlhood, the film draws on the insights of girls themselves to explore and shed light on their actual lived experience as they navigate our increasingly hyper-sexualized society. The voices of a diverse range of girls are supplemented with accessible analysis from leading experts on girls and sexuality, including Lynn Phillips, author of Flirting with Danger; Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Director of the Body Project; and Deborah Tolman, author of Dilemmas of Desire
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Working method : research and social justice
The unknown city : lives of poor and working-class young adultsMuslim American youth : understanding hyphenated identities through multiple methodsWorking method : research and social justiceSilenced voices and extraordinary conversations : re-imagining schoolsWomen with disabilities : essays in psychology, culture, and politicsOff white : readings on power, privilege, and resistanceBecoming gentlemen : women, law school, and institutional changeFraming dropouts : notes on the politics of an urban public high school
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Fine, Michelle Melody 1952-

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