Title

The Cultural Politics of Identity: Student Narratives from Two Mexican Secondary Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1997

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.

DOI

10.1080/095183997237403

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