The cultural politics of identity: Student narratives from two mexican secondary schools

Kathryn Herr, Gary L. Anderson

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Abstract

This narrative study provides an analysis of the identity construction of students in two Mexicansecondary schools within the structural, cultural, and informational resources that schools asinstitutions provide. A within-case analysis of the narratives of two students is explored in depth, emphasizing, in one case, issues of social class and, in the other, issues of gender. The analysisexplores the lack of congruence between the resources educational institutions provide studentsand their daily struggles to construct personal and occupational identities.Characteristics specific to the Mexican context are provided, and the ways that Mexican students’ dilemmas are at once different from and similar to the U.S. context are explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-61
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1997

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