Citation

Personal Identity as a Site of Political Resistance: Power and Identity among Adolescent Females in Public Schools

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles




STOP!

You can now view the document associated with this citation by clicking on the "View Document as HTML" link below.

View Document as HTML:
Click here to view the document

Abstract:

This paper argues that personal identity serves as an important, yet often overlooked, site of political resistance for marginalized actors in constrained structural environments. This essential form of political resistance among the seemingly powerless receives little, if any attention, in existing theories of power, including Foucauldian theories, which explicitly examine the connection between power and identity. Foucauldian theories see power as social norms, practices, and identities that actually constitute social agents and, as such, delimit their personal identities and, ultimately, life chances. What is missing from most Foucauldian approaches, though, is the notion that individuals, particularly those whose social and political agency is highly constrained, often construct their personal identities in creative and subversive ways that challenge the very social structures that stand to circumscribe their identities and actions. My theoretical arguments are developed on the basis of field research with adolescent females in public high schools. Specifically, I will show that adolescent females actively resist highly-limiting gender norms in formulating their female identities within the context of public schools.

Most Common Document Word Stems:

girl (155), like (132), popular (95), ident (81), social (75), resist (65), power (63), school (60), norm (54), gender (52), person (52), feminin (51), high (50), greenlawn (41), way (40), femal (39), self (38), know (38), cultur (37), individu (33), peopl (32),
Convention
All Academic Convention is the premier solution for your association's abstract management solutions needs.
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference
URL:
http://www.indiana.edu/~mpsa/


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p362075_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Seher, Rachel. "Personal Identity as a Site of Political Resistance: Power and Identity among Adolescent Females in Public Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 02, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p362075_index.html>

APA Citation:

Seher, R. L. , 2009-04-02 "Personal Identity as a Site of Political Resistance: Power and Identity among Adolescent Females in Public Schools" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p362075_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper argues that personal identity serves as an important, yet often overlooked, site of political resistance for marginalized actors in constrained structural environments. This essential form of political resistance among the seemingly powerless receives little, if any attention, in existing theories of power, including Foucauldian theories, which explicitly examine the connection between power and identity. Foucauldian theories see power as social norms, practices, and identities that actually constitute social agents and, as such, delimit their personal identities and, ultimately, life chances. What is missing from most Foucauldian approaches, though, is the notion that individuals, particularly those whose social and political agency is highly constrained, often construct their personal identities in creative and subversive ways that challenge the very social structures that stand to circumscribe their identities and actions. My theoretical arguments are developed on the basis of field research with adolescent females in public high schools. Specifically, I will show that adolescent females actively resist highly-limiting gender norms in formulating their female identities within the context of public schools.


Similar Titles:
Popularity, Ideal Girlhood and Gender Norms at Greenlawn High School

Personal Identity as a Site of Political Resistance: Power and Identity among Adolescent Females in Public Schools


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.