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Weis, Lois

Works: 77 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 20,256 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, dgs
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Most widely held works by Lois Weis
Beyond silenced voices : class, race, and gender in United States schools by Lois Weis( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,495 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
Beyond black and white : new faces and voices in U.S. schools by Maxine Seller( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, race, and gender in American education by Lois Weis( )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays on class, race, and gender in American education contains an introduction by Lois Weis. Cameron McCarthy and Michael W. Apple contributed an overview, "Race, Class, and Gender in American Educational Research: Toward a Nonsynchronous Parallelist Position." The book has two parts. Part 1, "Different Knowledge, Unequal Structures, Unequal Outcomes," comprises the following papers: (1) "Nested Contexts" (Sally Lubeck); (2) "Hispanic-American Children's Experiences in Classrooms: a Comparison between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Children" (Flora Ida Ortiz); (3) "Gender Identity and the Technology of Office Education" (Linda Valli); (4) "Tracking in Mathematics and Science Education: a Structural Contribution to Unequal Schooling" (Jeannie Oakes); (5) "Hispanic Student Retention in Community Colleges: Reconciling Access with Outcomes" (Amaury Nora and Laura Rendon); and (6) "a Rationale for Integrating Race, Gender, and Social Class" (Christine E. Sleeter and Carl A. Grant). Part 2, "Cultural Forms in School," comprises the following papers: (1) "Class Stratification, Racial Stratification, and Schooling" (John U. Ogbu); (2) "High School Girls in a De-Industrializing Economy" (Lois Weis); (3) "Black Visibility in a Multi-Ethnic High School" (James Stanlaw and Alan Peshkin); (4) "Urban Appalachian Girls and Young Women: Bowing to No One" (Kathryn M. Borman, Elaine Mueninghoff, and Shirley Piazza); (5) "Black Cultural Forms in Schools: a Cross-National Comparison." (R. Patrick Solomon); (6) "Women's Ways of Going to School: Cultural Reproduction of Women's Identities as Workers" (Dorothy C. Holland and Margaret A. Eisenhart); and (13) "Symbolic Economy of Identity and Denial of Labor: Studies in High School Number 1" (Philip Wexler). Each of the papers includes a list of references. Information about the authors is appended. An index is included. (Bjv)
Dropouts from school : issues, dilemmas, and solutions by Lois Weis( )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holistic analysis of the dropout problem is presented in this collection of essays, which critically examines a variety of research traditions. The book examines the major groups within the dropout population, factors within schools that contribute to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs. Articles include: "Dropping Out: Can Schools Be Expected to Prevent It?" By Gary G. Wehlage; "Bein' Wrapped Too Tight: When Low-Income Women Drop Out of High School," by Michelle Fine and Nancie Zane; "Dropout Issues and Problems in Rural America, with a Case Study of One Central Appalachian School District," by Alan J. DeYoung with Karen Huffman and Mary Ellen Turner; "Dropping Out of Academics: Black Youth and the Sports Subculture in a Cross-National Perspective," by R. Patrick Solomon; "Social Services in High Schools," by Eleanor Farrar and Robert L. Hampel; "Urban Teachers and Dropout-Prone Students: The Uneasy Partners," by Charles Payne; "Competency Testing and Dropouts," by Amelia E. Kreitzer, George F. Madaus, and Walt Haney; "Reducing Student Alienation in High Schools: Implications of Theory," by Fred M. Newmann; "The Individual in Collective Adaptation: a Framework for Focusing on Academic Underperformance and Dropping Out among Involuntary Minorities," by John U. Ogbu; and "American Realities: Poverty, Economy, and Education," by Michael W. Apple. (Lmi)
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 1,395 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
Working method : research and social justice by Lois Weis( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working Method focuses on the theory, method, and politics of contemporary social research. As ethnographic and qualitative research become more popular, noted scholars Weis and Fine provide a roadmap for understanding the complexities involved in doing this research
Silenced voices and extraordinary conversations : re-imagining schools by Michelle Fine( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,125 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)
Class reunion : the remaking of the American white working class by Lois Weis( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lois Weis captures the complexities and contradictions of life in white working-class families at the turn of the 21st century. In a richly theorized but highly readable text, she illuminates how raced, classed, and gendered identities are shaped by changes in the U.S. political economy. An important book!" -Jean Anyon
Excellence in education : perspectives on policy and practice by Philip G Altbach( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current reform movement in education is investigated in this book through analysis of the many reports on the state of the nation's schools collectively called the excellence reports. Five areas of investigation are focused upon in this volume: (1) an overview of what the excellence reports say; (2) a consideration of the social, political, and economic content of the reports; (3) how reform in the 1980s will affect policies initiated in the 60s and 70s; (4) how reforms impact on curriculum, teacher preparation, and student success; and (5) the historical implications of past reform movements in education. Authors or co-authors of these essays, which reflect several educational perspectives, are Ernest L. Boyer, Michael W. Apple, Albert Shanker, Paul E. Peterson, Joel Spring, Sheila Slaughter, Richard C. Hunter, Carl A. Grant, Christine E. Sleeter, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Dennis Carlson, Linda M. McNeil, Hugh G. Petrie, Maxine S. Seller, and the editors. The final contribution to the book is a select bibliography on the excellence debates compiled by Kowsar P. Chowdhury and Philip G. Altbach. (Jd)
Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
Construction sites : excavating race, class, and gender among urban youth by Lois Weis( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 537 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
Working class without work : high school students in a de-industrializing economy by Lois Weis( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based primarily on ethnographic data, "Working Class without Work" examines the identity formation process among white working-class youth in the context of the de-industrialization of the American economy. The elimination of many basic production jobs and the expansion of the service sector have changed the expectations and opportunities of the white working class. Weis documents the way in which these young people respond to such changes, and the way they help to create the conditions of their future lives. In the process, she explores issues of race, class, gender and considers the roles of school and family in the production of self
Speed bumps : a student-friendly guide to qualitative research by Lois Weis( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 464 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)
Ideology and practice in schooling by Michael W Apple( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between two worlds : Black students in an urban community college by Lois Weis( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1985, this book explores the 'lived culture' of urban black students in a community college located in a large northeastern city in the United States. The author immersed herself in the institution she was studying for a full academic year, exploring both the direct experiences of education, and the way these experiences were worked over and through the praxis of cultural discourse. She examines in detail the messages of the school, including the 'hidden curriculum' and faculty perspectives, as well as the way these messages are transformed at a cultural level. The resulting work provides a major contribution to a number of debates on education and cultural and economic reproduction, as well as a leap forward in our understanding of the role schooling plays in the re-creation of race and class antagonisms. This work will be of great interest to anyone working with minorities, particularly in the context of education."--Provided by publisher
Crisis in teaching : perspectives on current reforms( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology, curriculum, and the new sociology of education : revisiting the work of Michael Apple by Lois Weis( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship. For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. Beginning with "Ideology and Curriculum" (1979), Apple moved to understand the relationship between and among the economy, political and cultural power in society on the one hand "and the ways in which education is thought about, organized and evaluated" on the other. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship. Like Apple's work itself, the essays will span a range of disciplines and inequalities; emancipatory educational practices; and the linkage between the economy and race, class and gender formation in relation to schools
The way class works : readings on school, family, and the economy( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation."--Jacket
Critical perspectives on early childhood education( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools by Lois Weis( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. And nowhere is this drive more apparent than in our elite secondary schools. In Class Warfare, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins go inside the ivy-yearning halls of three such schools to offer a d
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Working method : research and social justice
Beyond black and white : new faces and voices in U.S. schoolsClass, race, and gender in American educationThe unknown city : lives of poor and working-class young adultsWorking method : research and social justiceSilenced voices and extraordinary conversations : re-imagining schoolsClass reunion : the remaking of the American white working classExcellence in education : perspectives on policy and practiceConstruction sites : excavating race, class, and gender among urban youth
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